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Saving a file that increments the date in specific format.

Posted on 2013-12-27
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How can this be changed to increment the date into the filename?
Desired filename and format: Bruce Shortage Report ddmmyy.xlsx
can mm be abbreviated month like Dec, Nov, ?
I get sick of having to go out to the W drive and adding it everyday..  thanks -R-

Sub SaveFileToWDrive()
'
    ChDir "W:\Holland\rrw5"
    ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= _
        "W:\Holland\rrw5\Bruce Shortage Report.xlsx", FileFormat:= _
        xlOpenXMLWorkbook, CreateBackup:=False
    ActiveWorkbook.Close
    MsgBox ("File Saved to W:\Holland\rrw5\ [        ]")
    
End Sub

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Question by:RWayneH
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Sub SaveFileToWDrive()
Dim FName As String
'
 FName = "W:\Holland\rrw5\Bruce Shortage Report "
 FName = FName & Format(Date, "ddmmmyy") & ".xlsx"
    'ChDir "W:\Holland\rrw5"
    ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= _
        FName, FileFormat:= _
        xlOpenXMLWorkbook, CreateBackup:=False
    ActiveWorkbook.Close
    MsgBox ("File Saved to " & FName)
    
End Sub

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by:RWayneH
ID: 39742335
Thanks, one more quick question on the date format, if they wanted to put a - or dot in the date would this work?

FName = FName & Format(Date, "dd'."mmm'."yy") & ".xlsx"  I know someone is going to ask to chg that around.  Thanks. -R-
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by:als315
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No, you can use non reserved symbols inside string:
Format(Date, "dd-mmm-yy")
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/gg251755.aspx
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by:clarkscott
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If you really wanted this sorted better, I'd use "yyyy-mm-dd".

Scott C
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by:RWayneH
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Thanks. -R-
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