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automatic naming of sequential txt files
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automatic naming of sequential txt files

automatic naming of sequential txt files

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I am trying to write vb code to automatically name a txt file I wish to save in a sequential file based upon the current month. For example, in the stmt

Open "c:\Month.txt" for Output as #1


I would like to have "Month" in "Month.txt" be a variable that can be assigned with a stmt like

Month = Format(Date, "mmmm").

Problem is, in the Open stmt above, the word Month is taken as a literal name.

I suspect there is a way to do this, but I'm just learning vb.

Thanks very much.

RE: automatic naming of sequential txt files

Its been awhile but something like this might work

Filename1 = "c:\month.txt".  Watch using "filename" - it may be a reserved word.

Then:

Open filename1 for Output as #1
 

RE: automatic naming of sequential txt files

Open "C:\" & format(Date, "mmmm") & ".txt" for output as #1

Incidentally you should use freefile rather than hardcoding the number

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