troubleshooting Question

Searching & Renaming PDF Files

Avatar of Nick Collins
Nick Collins asked on
VB ScriptPDF
7 Comments1 Solution121 ViewsLast Modified:
Searching & Renaming PDF Files

Bill you have provided some code in the past about searching and renaming PDF files...

Option Explicit

' Define files and folders to work with (NO TRAILING BACKSLASH)
Const cBaseDir = "b:\ee\ee29100342\files\[[DATE]]"
Const cControlFile = "b:\ee\ee29100342\list.csv"
Const cDelim = ","

' Text file I/O constants
Const ForReading = 1
Const ForWriting = 2
Const ForAppending = 8

' Declare global variables
Dim objFSO, strBaseDir, strControlFile, strDate
Dim arrControl, strControl, arrFields, i
Dim strOldName, strNewName, strOldPath, strNewPath

' Create file system object
Set objFSO = WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

' Get date in YYYYMMDD format
strDate = Year(Now) & Right("0" & Month(Now), 2) & Right("0" & Day(Now), 2)

' Resolve file paths
strBaseDir = objFSO.GetAbsolutePathname(Replace(cBaseDir, "[[DATE]]", strDate, 1, -1, vbTextCompare))
strControlFile = objFSO.GetAbsolutePathname(cControlFile)

' Make sure base folder exists
If Not objFSO.FolderExists(strBaseDir) Then
    Wscript.Echo Now & " ERROR: Base folder does not exist - " & strBaseDir
    Wscript.Quit
End If

' Make sure control file exists
If Not objFSO.FileExists(strControlFile) Then
    Wscript.Echo Now & " ERROR: List file does not exist - " & strControlFile
    Wscript.Quit
End If

' Load csv file into array
With objFSO.OpenTextFile(strControlFile, ForReading)
    arrControl = Split(.ReadAll, vbCrLf)
    .Close
End With

' Loop over each control record and process as needed (skip header row)
For i = 1 To UBound(arrControl)

    ' Split line at delimiter, gather fields
    arrFields = CSVParse(arrControl(i))
    If UBound(arrFields) = 1 Then
        strOldName = arrFields(0) & ".pdf"
        strNewName = arrFields(0) & "_" & CleanFilename(arrFields(1)) & ".pdf"
    
        ' Build full paths for old and new file names
        strOldPath = strBaseDir & "\" & strOldName
        strNewPath = strBaseDir & "\" & strNewName
    
        ' If old file exists, and new name is not used, rename.  Otherwise display warning.
        If objFSO.FileExists(strOldPath) Then
            If Not objFSO.FileExists(strNewPath) Then
                objFSO.MoveFile strOldPath, strNewPath
            Else
                Wscript.Echo Now & " WARNING: New file already exists - " & strNewName
            End If
        Else
            Wscript.Echo Now & " WARNING: Old file does not exist - " & strOldName
        End If
        End If
Next

' Function to parse comma delimited line and return array of field values.
Function CSVParse(ByVal strLine)
    Dim arrFields
    Dim blnIgnore
    Dim intFieldCount
    Dim intCursor
    Dim intStart
    Dim strChar
    Dim strValue

    Const QUOTE = """"
    Const QUOTE2 = """"""

    ' Check for empty string and return empty array.
    If (Len(Trim(strLine)) = 0) then
        CSVParse = Array()
        Exit Function
    End If

    ' Initialize.
    blnIgnore = False
    intFieldCount = 0
    intStart = 1
    arrFields = Array()

    ' Add "," to delimit the last field.
    strLine = strLine & ","

    ' Walk the string.
    For intCursor = 1 To Len(strLine)
        ' Get a character.
        strChar = Mid(strLine, intCursor, 1)
        Select Case strChar
            Case QUOTE
                ' Toggle the ignore flag.
                blnIgnore = Not blnIgnore
            Case ","
                If Not blnIgnore Then
                    ' Add element to the array.
                    ReDim Preserve arrFields(intFieldCount)
                    ' Makes sure the "field" has a non-zero length.
                    If (intCursor - intStart > 0) Then
                        ' Extract the field value.
                        strValue = Mid(strLine, intStart, _
                            intCursor - intStart)
                        ' If it's a quoted string, use Mid to
                        ' remove outer quotes and replace inner
                        ' doubled quotes with single.
                        If (Left(strValue, 1) = QUOTE) Then
                            arrFields(intFieldCount) = _
                                Replace(Mid(strValue, 2, _
                                Len(strValue) - 2), QUOTE2, QUOTE)
                        Else
                            arrFields(intFieldCount) = strValue
                        End If
                    Else
                        ' An empty field is an empty array element.
                        arrFields(intFieldCount) = Empty
                    End If
                    ' increment for next field.
                    intFieldCount = intFieldCount + 1
                    intStart = intCursor + 1
                End If
        End Select
    Next
    ' Return the array.
    CSVParse = arrFields
End Function

Function CleanFilename(strName)
    Dim arrIllegal, strIllegal, i
    
    arrIllegal = Array("<",">",":","""","/","\","|","?","*")
    CleanFilename = Trim(strName)
    For Each strIllegal In arrIllegal
        CleanFilename = Replace(CleanFilename, strIllegal, "_")
    Next
    For i = 0 To 31
        CleanFilename = Replace(CleanFilename, Chr(i), "_")
    Next
End Function

I want to use the same bit of code again in an other scenario - This time the control file has slighted changed - see attached

This time i want to add the site details and date/time to the file name - removing any characters
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 7 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 7 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros