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I have a script that is searching for extentions on a drive.  If that extention is found it writes the information to a file.  It works great except when I try to add the obj.datelastmodified to the output file.  when I add that object the file returns empty.  If I take that out then I get the results.


How can I get my output to show the last modified date?

'  SCAN FOR FILES WITH EXTENSION
strInput = "mdb"
strInput1 = "wp"
strInput2 = "wp4"
strInput3 = "wp5"
strInput4 = "wp6"
strInput5 = "wp7"
strInput6 = "wb2"
strInput7 = "wpd"

Set colComputers = GetObject("LDAP://ou=SCAN,ou=Servers,DC=domain,DC=local")
For Each objComputer In colComputers
strComputer = objComputer.CN
on error Resume next
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
& "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colFiles = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("Select * from CIM_DataFile Where (Extension = '" & strInput &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput1 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput2 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput3 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput4 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput5 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput6 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput7 &"') AND (Drive = 'F:') ")
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set wfile = fso.opentextfile("c:\SCANS\New.csv",2,true)
For Each objFile in colFiles 
Wfile.writeline(strComputer & "," & objFile.Drive & "\" & objFile.Path & "\" & objFile.FileName & "." & objFile.Extension & "," & objFile.FileSize & "," & objFile.DateLastModified)
next
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by:jsdray
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Just out of curiosity...try setting a variable for your output...

myString = strComputer & "," & objFile.Drive & "\" & objFile.Path & "\" & objFile.FileName & "." & objFile.Extension & "," & objFile.FileSize & "," & objFile.DateLastModified

then write it out...

Wfile.writeline(myString)
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by:Qlemo
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Is it a typo, or did you really use
  obj.datelastmodified
instead of
  objFile.datelastmodified
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by:rschraeger
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It is objfile.datelastmodified
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by:Helen_Feddema
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Try writing the DateLastModified value to a variable and examining it in a MsgBox.  You might need to check it for validity before writing it to a text file.
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by:Bill Prew
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Remove the following line, and run again, seeing if you get any errors.
on error Resume next

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by:Bill Prew
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You need to change

objFile.DateLastModified

to

objFile.LastModified

The WMI execution isn't returning a FileSystem file object, but rather a CIM_Datafile class member.

That being said, what you will see in the CSV file will likely be in a format like this for the date:

20120120112210.687139-300

Which may or not be what you want.

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As Bill said, you need to use objFile.LastModified and pipe the result through a function that converts the date to a readable format
The below script should do all of that for you
' SCAN FOR FILES WITH EXTENSION
strInput = "mdb"
strInput1 = "wp"
strInput2 = "wp4"
strInput3 = "wp5"
strInput4 = "wp6"
strInput5 = "wp7"
strInput6 = "wb2"
strInput7 = "wpd"

Set colComputers = GetObject("LDAP://ou=SCAN,ou=Servers,DC=domain,DC=local")
For Each objComputer In colComputers
	strComputer = objComputer.CN
	on error Resume next
	Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
	Set colFiles = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
	("Select * from CIM_DataFile Where (Extension = '" & strInput &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput1 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput2 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput3 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput4 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput5 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput6 &"' OR Extension = '" & strInput7 &"') AND (Drive = 'F:') ")
	Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
	set wfile = fso.opentextfile("c:\SCANS\New.csv",2,true)

	For Each objFile in colFiles
		strLastMod = DatetimeToDate(objFile.LastModified)
		Wfile.writeline(strComputer & "," & objFile.Drive & "\" & objFile.Path & "\" & objFile.FileName & "." & objFile.Extension & "," & objFile.FileSize & "," & strLastMod)
	next
next

Function DatetimeToDate(strDate)
   DatetimeToDate = CDate(Mid(strDate, 5, 2) & "/" & Mid(strDate, 7, 2) & "/" & Left(strDate, 4) & " " & Mid (strDate, 9, 2) & ":" & Mid(strDate, 11, 2) & ":" & Mid(strDate, 13, 2))
End Function

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