Save As with a dynamic date parameter

Hi!  I'm trying to create a batch file that opens an Excel file (successfully created in an earlier section of the batch) and Saves As a new dynamic name with the current date so that it doesn't get overwritten the next day.

I can get the file to open and close, but it's not executing the Save As. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated

set ObjExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
set ObjWorkbook = ObjExcel.Workbooks.Open("\\FILELOCATION\FILENAME_.xlsx")
objExcel.Application.Visible = True

objWorkbook.SaveAs "FILELOCATION\FILENAME_" & Format(Date, "yyyymmdd") & ".xlsx"


set ObjExcel = nothing
set ObjWorkbook = nothing

Trinni SchreierAsked:
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pls try
objWorkbook.SaveAs "FILELOCATION\FILENAME_" & Year(Date) & Right("0" & Month(Date),2)  & Right("0" & Day(Date),2)  & ".xlsx"

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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
You appear to be missing the \\ at the start of the path, try this.
objWorkbook.SaveAs "\\FILELOCATION\FILENAME_" & Format(Date, "yyyymmdd") & ".xlsx"

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Or perhaps this which uses the path from the workbook being opened and appends the date to the filename.
With objWorkbook
    .SaveAs Replace(.FullName, ".xlsx", Format(Date, "yyyymmdd") & ".xlsx"), .FileFormat
End With

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AFAIK Format is not a VBS function
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:

I think you are right, suppose I'm just use to, incorrectly of course, using VBA functions in VBS.
Trinni SchreierAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your feedback! @Rgonzo's syntax with plus @Norie's 2nd  recommendation works like a charm!
Trinni SchreierAuthor Commented:
Thank you again!!!!!
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