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Create / export .txt file from button

Hi Everybody,

how can i create an empty .txt file from my dashboard with a button?

I need to create on my desktop an empty .txt file with this naming convention :


where GG-MM-AAAA_HH-MM-SS represent the now().

Thanks Everybody!


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Re: Create / export .txt file from button


May be this macro will help...

Create one field without value and use it as a ListBox, (Here the object ID LB01) .

Create one Button, Assign the below Macro

sub Test()

      set obj = ActiveDocument.GetSheetObject("LB01")



      obj.Export path&"\XX_YY_"&fname&".txt",","

end sub

Or, You can create two variables, and use it in your macro.. Like

sub Test_1()

      set obj = ActiveDocument.GetSheetObject("LB01")

      set path=ActiveDocument.GetVariable("vPath")

      set fname=ActiveDocument.GetVariable("vFile")


      obj.Export filename,","

end sub

Check the Attachment..


Re: Create / export .txt file from button

You don't need to export a dummy object, rather use the vbscript fso api:

fname = "\XX_YY_" & ActiveDocument.Evaluate("=Timestamp(now(),'DD-MM-YYYYY_hh-mm-ss')") & ".txt"

Set filesys = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set filetxt = filesys.CreateTextFile(fname, True)


Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere. - A Einstein
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Re: Create / export   .txt file from button

Thanks Jonathan,

finally i've used this macro:

sub EXPORT()

dim a
a = now()

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile("C:\Users\marcello.aondio\Desktop\Sorgenia 2\" & "TASK_NOMETASKAA_UTENTEQV_" & left(a,2) & "-" & Right(Left(a, 5), 2) & "-" & Right(Left(a, 10), 4) & "_" &Right(Left(a, 13), 2)& "-" &Right(Left(a, 16), 2)& "-" &Right(Left(a, 19), 2)& ".txt")

end sub

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