troubleshooting Question

Increment default InPutBox value

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Microsoft ExcelVBAMicrosoft Office
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I have an inputbox that has a default value of today date and I would like to start incrementing it instead having it the same each time.  There is a small issue that when I use my Sub Save_XML it is called from within another Sub that is running a Do While loop.  If the InputBox is going to increment now, I will need to pass a variable from one sub to the other in order to keep a counter correct.  Ideally I would like to increment the default text in the InputBox to "File001", "File002"  ....

So two questions in one here.  One how do I make a variable global so it can be used in a called sub from a sub?  Two how would I change the code below to use that variable to increment the InputBox default value?

Please advise and thanks.

Sub Save_XML()
    Dim strFilePath, strFileName As String
    strFilePath = "C:\_SAP\LynxFiles\" 'This needs to be changed to correct directory and must end with \
    'strFilePath = gstDestinationFolder
    strFileName = InputBox("Please enter a filename or click OK to accept the default.", "Save File", _
                "TestFile-" & Format(Now(), "yyyy-mm-dd")) '<--- change to new default

    If strFileName = "" Then
        Sheets("SIF Data").Select
        ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.Visible = False
        Sheets("Order Line Items").Select
        ActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.Visible = False
        Exit Sub 'Will happen if Cancel is pressed
    End If
    strFileName = strFileName & ".xml"
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= _
        strFilePath & strFileName, FileFormat:=xlTextPrinter, CreateBackup:=False
    ActiveWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True

End Sub
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