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Trying to export fiel to desktop with date field included in the name of the file

Posted on 2014-11-14
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I have this code which exports a file to the desktop just fine...

strXLFile = strDesktopPath & "\Checklist - " & Forms!frmIHMGnotes.Text328 & " To Office " & ".xml"

But when I try to add a field from the open form (txtDateOfVisit), I get an error using...

strXLFile = strDesktopPath & "\Checklist - " & Forms!frmIHMGnotes.Text328 & " To Office " & Me.txtDateofVisit & ".xml"

I'm pretty sure it's a syntax thing.  Can someone help?

--Steve
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does it work with bang syntax?

Try

strXLFile = strDesktopPath & "\Checklist - " & Forms!frmIHMGnotes.Text328 & " To Office " & Me!txtDateofVisit & ".xml"
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by:SteveL13
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That did not work but I think I know why but don't know how to fix it.   txtDateofVisit  is a date field like 11/14/2014.  But the exported file name can't have "/" marks in it.  Right?

So then how can I convert 11/14/2014 to read 11142014 (without the slash marks)?

--Steve
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& Format(Me.txtDateofVisit, "yyyymmdd") &

or use dashes

& Format(Me.txtDateofVisit, "mm-dd-yyyy") &
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Thanks to both of you.
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