Login | Register   
RSS Feed
Download our iPhone app
Browse DevX
Sign up for e-mail newsletters from DevX

By submitting your information, you agree that devx.com may send you DevX offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that DevX believes may be of interest to you. DevX will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

Tip of the Day
Language: Visual Basic
Expertise: Beginner
Nov 4, 1997



Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps

Creating Date-based Filenames

I am using Excel 97 to create macros. I would like to have my macro "save as" and automaticaly create a filename partially from the current date. for example today is october 10 1997,an approporate name for file group "abc" could be...

  • 1010abc.xls
  • oct10abc.xls
  • 101097abc.xls
This macro will run once a day and save that days data in a unique filename.

You can use the Format$ function to build your filename. The Format$ function is very flexible, as shown in the following example. If you wanted to build the second filename, oct10abc.xls, you would use the following code:

Dim sFilename As String
sFilename = Format$(Date$, "mmmddabc.xls")
Look in the Visual Basic help file for more information on the variety of user-defined Format$ parameters.
DevX Pro
Comment and Contribute






(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.



We have made updates to our Privacy Policy to reflect the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date