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I get .dat files everyday I need to process.
I need to get the file from the directory, then move it to another.
How can I identify the correct file.

????????-201203230837082380.dat

From  digits 10 – 17 date YYYYMMDD

        Const ForReading = 1
        Const ForWriting = 2

        Dim strFolder As String
        Dim getDatFileName As String

        Dim oFSO
        Dim oFolder
        Dim oFile

        strFolder = Dts.Variables("OOH_Path").Value.ToString
        'strFolder = Dts.Variables("ftp").Value.ToString

        oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

        If oFSO.FolderExists(strFolder) Then
            MsgBox("strFolder" & strFolder)

            oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(strFolder)

            For Each oFile In oFolder.Files
                If LCase(Right(oFile.Name, 4)) = ".dat" Then
                    getDatFileName = oFile.Name
                    MsgBox(getDatFileName)

                End If

            Next

        End If
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Try this:


                If LCase(Right(oFile.Name, 4)) = ".dat" Then
                    getDatFileName = oFile.Name
                    MsgBox(getDatFileName)

                End If

IF left(split(getDatFileName ,"-")(1),8) = format(date,"yyyymmdd") then
    msgbox "Today's File is: "  & getDatFileName
End if
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by:mbizup
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That's assuming a consistent format as you have shown with a "dash" seperating a prefix from the date/time portion of the file name.
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by:aneilg
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thanks for quick responce, but i have other files in the folder the similar naming conventions, i need to be exact. eg ????????-201203230837082380.txt.

also i am using ssis script task manager, and evertime i use the date i get an error. 'of required when specifying type argument.

thanks
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by:aneilg
ID: 37757059
thanks this works.


  sDate = Right("00" & Year(Now()), 4) & Right("0" & Month(Now()), 2) & Right("00" & Day(Now()), 2)
        sDateString = sDate


        oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

        If oFSO.FolderExists(strFolder) Then
            'MsgBox("strFolder" & strFolder)

            oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(strFolder)

            For Each oFile In oFolder.Files
                If LCase(Right(oFile.Name, 4)) = ".dat" Then

                    getDatFileName = oFile.Name
                    'MsgBox(getDatFileName)

                    If Left(Split(getDatFileName, "-")(1), 8) = sDateString Then
                        MsgBox("Today's File is: " & getDatFileName)
                    End If

                End If

            Next

        End If
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by:mbizup
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Sweet.  
Just in explanation, the Split function parses your filename, looking for a "-" and then compares the first 8 characters following the dash to todays date.
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by:aneilg
ID: 37757093
thanks for your help, perfect.

also thanks for the explanation.
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by:aneilg
ID: 37757097
perfect, And quick responce.
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