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Attach todays date to a destination file's name in the COPY command

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copy P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCAHdr.csv + P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCA.csv P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCAData.txt

What can I add to the destination file name to put today's date in the format "YYYYMMDD" programatically?

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Glen
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lindento earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

echo %date:~10,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%

will output the date as you requested but you might need to adjust the string location according to your local settings, on my system
Z:\>date /T
Fri 25/10/2013

so i grep out of this string starting from the 10 position next 4 characters which are 2013
and output it and so on.

So your copy command would look like this:

copy P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCAHdr.csv + P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCA.csv P:\RCA-Self Pay\SP_Data\RCAData%date:~10,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%.txt
which would add the date to the destination file.

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Thanks

That did it.

Glen
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