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date_in_filename.s

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Robo-FTP's built-in %date variable is handy for downloading files where the filename contains today's date. This sample script shows how you can use it together with the DATAESUB command to download files named with yesterday's date. It also shows how to use the SETEXTRACT command to parse the date so you can rearrange the order from mm-dd-yy to yyyy-mm-dd.


  1  WORKINGDIR "c:\download\destination\folder"
  2  
  3  ;; The next two lines will:
  4  ;; 1) Get today's date string in mm-dd-yy format
  5  ;; 2) Subtract 1 day to get yesterday's date
  6  SET yesterday = %date 
  7  DATESUB yesterday 1    
  8  
  9  ;; Parse date as string with "-" character as delimiter
 10  ;; then rearrange the values to change the name pattern 
 11  SETEXTRACT month = yesterday "-" 1
 12  SETEXTRACT day = yesterday "-" 2
 13  SETEXTRACT year = yesterday "-" 3
 14  SET MyWildcard = "*20" + year + "-" + month + "-" + day + "*"
 15  
 16  ;; Download all files that match name wildcard pattern
 17  FTPLOGON "ftp.mydomain.com" /user="UserID" /pw="Secret"
 18  RCVFILE MyWildcard

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