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July 21, 2022

I am looking for a way to incorporate date logic

Q: I am looking for a way to incorporate date logic within our Limagito installation. I believe the easiest way to do this would be to use a Pascal Script, however I have not been able to find a syntax guide to assist me.

The date logic would be used in two places in a single rule that is run on a schedule. The first is in the file filter. Rule executes, I need to look for files that meet the pattern: NV_mmddyyyy.pdf where mmddyyyy is the date for the upcoming Friday.

  • If it ran today (July 20, 2022), I would be looking for the filename that matched NV_07222022.pdf

The second place is in the path to the destination directory. The path looks like: c:\Jobs\mmdd_NV_WK\HotFolders\ where mmdd is the date for the upcoming Friday.

  • If it ran today (July 20, 2022, the path would look like: c:\Jobs\0722_NV_WK\HotFolders\

Can you help us create a Pascal Script or provide us with a resource that has a syntax guide?

A: Could you please try the following:

First enable and add the following ‘On Destination’ Pascal Script

Limagito File Mover Pascal Script

Var
  tmpDay: TDateTime;
 
Function GetNextFriday: TDateTime;
Var
  iDay: Integer;
  tmpDate: TDateTime;
Begin
  Result := 0;
  tmpDate := Now;
  For iDay := 0 to 6 Do
  begin
    tmpDate := tmpDate + iDay;
    // Check if Friday (= 5)
    If DayOfTheWeek(tmpDate) = 5 Then
    Begin
      Result := tmpDate;
      Break;
    End;
  End;
End; 
 
Begin
  psExitCode:= 1;
  // ... add your code here
  tmpDay := GetNextFriday;
  If tmpDay <> 0 Then
  Begin
    psVSA := FormatDateTime('MMDDYYYY', tmpDay);
    psVSB := FormatDateTime('MMDD', tmpDay);
  End
  Else
    psExitCode:= 0;  
End.

Limagito File Mover Pascal Script

Next we need to adjust the File Filter Setup. The ‘Include Filename Filter’ will use the %VSA var (%VSA = Var String A) that was set in the previous Pascal Script.

Limagito File Mover File Filter

Important, do not forget to enable ‘Allow parameters in File Name filter (File Filter > Advanced Tab)

Limagito File Mover File Filter

Next, open Destination Setup and double click on your Destination:

Limagito File Mover Destinations

lect File & Directory Tab and adjust ‘Create SubDir, opt.’ to  %VSB_NV_WK\HotFolders\%SFS
Again we will use a Pascal Script var (%VSB) that was set by the ‘On Destination’ Pascal Script.

Limagito File Mover Destination Setup

RunTime Log Result:

Limagito File Mover RunTime Log

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If you need any info about this ‘incorporate date logic’ question, please let us know.

Best regards,

Limagito Team

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