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Assign today's date to a variable using VB Script

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I have a VB script that i am currently running to copy files from one folder to another. I would like to assign today's date to  variable tday.

I would then like to make a concatatenated variable of the date to be:

YYMMDD   thus today would be 140304

How would I do this in my script.

 I am having a problem just assigning today's date for some reason.  I am running in Windows 7.
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Question by:morinia
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by:MacroShadow
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Try this:
strDate = Format(Date, "YYMMDD")

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by:morinia
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This gives me a type format error
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tday = year(date) & Right(String(2, "0") & Month(date), 2) & Right(String(2, "0") & Day(date), 2)

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