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Rename CSV Files From MS Access 2010

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I'm trying to rename all CSV files in a folder using MS Access 2010. The naming convention is as follows:
Grade Sheet Report for test 05_Science_MP1 for section 5th Grade Science-5th Grade Science-002-04(M-F)(Patricia Ashley).csv
I would like to rename the file(s) in the example above to 05_Science_MP1_Patricia_Ashley.csv and then loop through the rest of the files in the folder renaming in the same fashion. Please notice that the renaming starts at the first numeric character and continues through the two underscores and concludes with what's inside the last ( ). Thanks
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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do you already have the codes to loop for the csv files in the folder ?

here is the sample code to extract the new name for the files

Sub renameCSVFiles()
Dim csvFile As String, xFile As String, vArr() As String, j As Integer, xName As String

csvFile = "Grade Sheet Report for test 05_Science_MP1 for section 5th Grade Science-5th Grade Science-002-04(M-F)(Patricia Ashley).csv"
vArr = Split(csvFile, " ")
For j = 0 To UBound(vArr)
    If InStr(vArr(j), "Science_MP1") Then
        xFile = vArr(j)
        Exit For
    End If
Next
xName = Mid(csvFile, InStrRev(csvFile, "("))
xName = Replace(Replace(xName, "(", ""), ")", "")
Debug.Print xFile & "_" & xName
End Sub

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try to use that in your codes..
if you have problem, then post all the necessary information
*folder path etc...
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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here is the codes with the loop

Sub renameCSVFiles()
Dim csvFile As String, xFile As String, csvFolder As String
Dim vArr() As String, j As Integer, xName As String

csvFolder = "C:\Folder\"  [b] '<<< CHANGE to CORRECT path
[/b]csvFile = Dir(csvFolder & "*.csv")
While csvFile <> ""

        vArr = Split(csvFile, " ")
        For j = 0 To UBound(vArr)
            If InStr(vArr(j), "Science_MP1") Then
                xFile = vArr(j)
                Exit For
            End If
        Next
        xName = Mid(csvFile, InStrRev(csvFile, "("))
        xName = Replace(Replace(xName, "(", ""), ")", "")
        Debug.Print xFile & "_" & xName
        
        Name csvFolder & csvFile As csvFolder & xFile & "_" & xName
        
        csvFile = Dir()
Wend
End Sub

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 40564738
here is the code with the loop to the folder

Sub renameCSVFiles()
Dim csvFile As String, xFile As String, csvFolder As String
Dim vArr() As String, j As Integer, xName As String

csvFolder = "C:\Folder\" '<<< CHANGE to CORRECT path
csvFile = Dir(csvFolder & "*.csv")
While csvFile <> ""

        vArr = Split(csvFile, " ")
        For j = 0 To UBound(vArr)
            If InStr(vArr(j), "Science_MP1") Then
                xFile = vArr(j)
                Exit For
            End If
        Next
        xName = Mid(csvFile, InStrRev(csvFile, "("))
        xName = Replace(Replace(xName, "(", ""), ")", "")
        Debug.Print xFile & "_" & xName
       
        Name csvFolder & csvFile As csvFolder & xFile & "_" & xName
       
        csvFile = Dir()
Wend
End Sub
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by:shieldsco
ID: 40564827
works great with one exception.. if the code does not find a file in the correct format an error occurs in the line below

xName = Mid(csvFile, InStrRev(csvFile, "("))

If the file is not in the proper format skip it
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 40564979
what is the error number?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 40564985
try

Sub renameCSVFiles()
On Error Resume Next   'Add this line
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by:shieldsco
ID: 40565050
Very Good
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