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Export file to desktop with today's date added to the end of the file name

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I'm using this code to attempt to export a file to the user's desktop WITH today's date in the file name.  Like:

Mail List 02-12-02015.csv

but it isn't working.

Here's my line of code:

    DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportMailList", strCSV & Environ("userProfile") & "\Desktop\" & "Mail List " & [txtToday] & ".csv"

which works fine until I add the   & [txtToday] &  to it.

What do I need to change the code to to make it work?
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Question by:SteveL13
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by:Wilder1626
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Hi, Can you try like:

Format dd/mm/yyyy
 DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportMailList", strCSV & Environ("userProfile") & "\Desktop\" & "Mail List " & format(now,"dd/mm/yyyy") & ".csv"

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or

Format dd-mm-yyyy
 DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportMailList", strCSV & Environ("userProfile") & "\Desktop\" & "Mail List " & format(now,"dd-mm-yyyy") & ".csv"

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or

Format ddmmyyyy
 DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportMailList", strCSV & Environ("userProfile") & "\Desktop\" & "Mail List " & format(now,"ddmmyyyy") & ".csv"

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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Just a note here.

whenever you export files with the current data, you will be better to add the time as well, ...in case more than one file is for today
Also try to use the ISO date format so that the files will sort correctly in explorer.

"yyyy-mm-dd_hh-nn"
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by:Wilder1626
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The time stamp will be a good option unless you want to overwrite the file if it is exported multiple times on the same day.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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,,,correct
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So if you want the format Month - Day - Year, requested in your first post, it would be:
 DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportMailList", strCSV & Environ("userProfile") & "\Desktop\" & "Mail List " & format(now,"mm-dd-yyyy") & ".csv"  

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and with the time stamp added to the format Month - Day - Year:
 DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportMailList", strCSV & Environ("userProfile") & "\Desktop\" & "Mail List " & format(now,"mm-dd-yyyy_hh-nn") & ".csv"  

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by:SteveL13
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Used:

 DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportMailList", strCSV & Environ("userProfile") & "\Desktop\" & "Mail List " & format(now,"mm-dd-yyyy_hh-nn") & ".csv"  


Thank you.
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