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Appending filename with date

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    Appending filename with date

    I have a macro that runs an application, and creates new files with the results. I want to have the date (and if possible time) of the run in my file name. But I am not able to do this with the Date function as I guess the results it throws is not in the text format. How can I do this in VB? Right now, to do this, I am typing the date in "" in one of the cellls, but I am sure there would be better ways. Suggestions please.

    Thanks,
    Kapil

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    Use in VBA

    myVar = Format(Now(), "dd mmm yy")

    Mangesh

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    Thanks a lot. It works.

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    Thanks for the feedback

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    Re: Appending filename with date


    sFilename = "myFile-" & Format(Now,"yyyymmdd hhmmss") & ".xls"

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    "kapil.dalal" <kapil.dalal.1puaee_1117447505.1742@excelforum-nospam.com>
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    > I have a macro that runs an application, and creates new files with the
    > results. I want to have the date (and if possible time) of the run in
    > my file name. But I am not able to do this with the Date function as I
    > guess the results it throws is not in the text format. How can I do
    > this in VB? Right now, to do this, I am typing the date in "" in one of
    > the cellls, but I am sure there would be better ways. Suggestions
    > please.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Kapil
    >
    >
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    Andy Wiggins
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    Re: Appending filename with date

    This link might give you some ideas:

    http://www.bygsoftware.com/Excel/VBA/saving.htm

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    Home of Excel Save and Backup
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    > I have a macro that runs an application, and creates new files with the
    > results. I want to have the date (and if possible time) of the run in
    > my file name. But I am not able to do this with the Date function as I
    > guess the results it throws is not in the text format. How can I do
    > this in VB? Right now, to do this, I am typing the date in "" in one of
    > the cellls, but I am sure there would be better ways. Suggestions
    > please.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Kapil
    >
    >
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