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Apprnding a date to Access OutputTo statement

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I have a form with a list box (lstReports) to select reports for various outputs email as PDF or Excel, print, View, and Save to PDF. All work fine except on the save to PDF, I want to append the current date to the end of the filename but it is failing with “the OutPutTo action was canceled” error.  If I exclude the append operation it save fine with the report name.
Private Sub btnSavePDF_Click()
On Error GoTo btnSavePDF_Click_Err
Dim stDocName2 As String

stDocName2 = Me.lstReports

    DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, stDocName2, acFormatPDF, stDocName2 & Format(Date, mmddyyyy), True


btnSavePDF_Click_Exit:
    Exit Sub

btnSavePDF_Click_Err:
    MsgBox Error$
    Resume btnSavePDF_Click_Exit
End Sub

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Patrick Matthews earned 2000 total points
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Try this:

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, stDocName2, acFormatPDF, _
    stDocName2 & Format(Date, "mmddyyyy") & ".pdf", True

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BTW, I recommend using yyyy-mm-dd (or yyyymmdd) instead: that way, your files will sort "chronologically" in your directory.
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by:skull52
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Thanks Matt that worked I was so close. The only issue I now have is how do I select where to save it?
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