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  • 01 Nov

    Create subfolders ahead with Limagito File Mover

    Q: We’re trying to create subfolders ahead with a rule in a following format: 2021\11 Nov21
    Is it possible to do this with an empty rule eg there’s no source file to move/copy? What would be the best way to handle this? Many thanks

    A: This is possible using our ‘Pascal Script’ as Source option. In this case no source files are needed.

    First add ‘Pascal Script’ as Source:

    Limagito File Mover Pascal Script as Source

    Add the following Pascal Script code.  Do not forget to adjust the ctPath const, end with a \

    Var
      tmpSubPath: String;
    Const
      ctPath = 'C:\Test\Out_PSC\';
    Begin
      psExitCode:= 1;
      // Create subfolders in the following format: 2021\11 Nov21
      tmpSubPath := FormatDateTime('YYYY\DD MMMYY', Now);
      If ForceDirectories(ctPath + tmpSubPath) then
        psLogWrite(1, '', 'Create Directory: ' + ctPath + tmpSubPath + ', Successful')
      Else
        psLogWrite(1, '', 'Create Directory: ' + ctPath + tmpSubPath + ', Error')
    End.

    Limagito File Mover Pascal Script Code example

    This script will create a single subfolder when it is triggered using the current date. Of course it can be modified so it fits your needs,  just let us know.

    Limagito File Mover RunTime Log

    Update, received the following question from user: Is there a way to add +1 to either month or date so I can adjust as required?

    1) To add a day, replace:  tmpSubPath := FormatDateTime(‘YYYY\DD MMMYY’, Now);
    by
    tmpSubPath := FormatDateTime(‘YYYY\DD MMMYY’, psIncDay(Now, 1));
    2) To add a month, replace: tmpSubPath := FormatDateTime(‘YYYY\DD MMMYY’, Now);
    by
    tmpSubPath := FormatDateTime(‘YYYY\DD MMMYY’, psIncMonth(Now, 1));

     

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    Best regards,

    Limagito Team