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Add "Date" to file name

Hi, using the following cmd in a form.

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, 10, "data", "d:\data\ArdFlashData.xlsx", True

Would like to add the date in the file name

example  ArdFlashData_01/02/2016.xlsx

Not sure how to incorporate    =NOW()  so it will show the date in the file name.

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Works Great!!

Just had to remove the "/" in the date format.  Replaced with a "-"

Thank you!!
Thanks for the quick replay and great solution!
When I append dates to file names, I prefer to use yyyymmdd order for the date parts so the files will sort correctly in chronological order.
Good point.

I was also trying to add the time in addition to the date.  Can't seem to get it to work.

ie:    2016-01-24  14:25:26

Any suggestion?
call me a fuddy duddy but I really hate to see embedded spaces and special characters in file names.

format(now(), "yyyymmdd_hhnnss")

The Format() function is your friend.  It would help you to look it up in help and read about what it can do to dates and numbers.