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  • file.copy2 extension problem

    our users copy documents form from their local pc to our server using file_copy2 function.

    i cant use the name the users have given to their documents
    so i have designed the script so that the document gets renamed as it is copied to meet our compliance requirements.

    i have this working fine but because i have specified what the document will be called i also specified the file extension.

    so at present i can only get my users to upload .pdf to our server.

    i did think about trimming the last 4 characters from the field which holds the path of the document to be copied and put this in a variable and then replace the hard coded .pdf with this variable.

    firstly i couldnt find how to trim the last 4 characters and secondly some of our documents are delivered to us in .html so i would need to trim 4 or 5 characters.

    or is their another way to identify the document type to be copied and apply the file exension to the renamed document.

    here is the code
    Code:
    'get document to be uploaded to server
    dim vdsupload as c
    
    vdsupload = alltrim(target->doc_browse)
    
    'dim variables for valaues from document store form
    
    dim GLOBAL vdsfileloc as c
    dim GLOBAL vdsclient as c
    dim GLOBAL vdscaseref as c
    
    'create document path for document to be saved to
    dim vdsdocpath as c
    
    vdsdocpath = trim(vdsfileloc)+"\\"+trim(vdsclient)+trim(vdscaseref)
    
    ' create variables for trimmed values from current form to be used in the document name
    dim vdscat as c
    dim vdsprov as c
    dim vdsdocname as c
    
    vdscat = alltrim(target->doc_cat)
    vdsprov = alltrim(target->doc_provider)
    vdsdocname = alltrim(target->targetname)
    
    ' now create full document name
    dim vdsdoc as c
    
    vdsdoc = vdscat+ " " +vdsprov+ " " +vdsdocname+" "+dtoc(date(),"1-")+".pdf"
    
    ' now create full drive path and document name and save to specified location
    file.copy2(vdsupload,vdsdocpath+"\\"+vdsdoc)
    
    'Set 'Value' property of 'Target' in Form 'Document_Add' .
    
    parentform:Target.value = vdsdocpath+"\\"+vdsdoc
    thanks

    richard

  • #2
    Re: file.copy2 extension problem

    Get any part you need.

    Code:
    fname_whole = "P:\executive\Mpurch\data\domefile.pdf"
    ? fname
    = "P:\executive\Mpurch\data\domefile.pdf"
    
    fname_name =  file.filename_parse(fname,"N")
    ? fname_name
    = "domefile"
    
    fname_path = file.filename_parse(fname,"P")
    ? fname_path
    = "\executive\Mpurch\data\"
    
    fname_drive = file.filename_parse(fname,"D")
    ? fname_drive
    = "P:"
    
    fname_ext = file.filename_parse(fname,"E")
    ? fname_ext
    = ".pdf"
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: file.copy2 extension problem

      The method suggested by Stan is good but fails when there's a period in the filename--something we wouldn't ever do but users often will. I've successfully been using this instead to get the extension:

      Code:
      dim ext as C
      ext=*reverse(substr(*reverse(["UserFilename"]),1,4))
      	if ext = "jpeg" then
      	    ext = ".jpeg"
      	end if
      	if ext = "docm" then
      	   ext = ".docm"
      	end if
      	if ext = "docx" then
      	   ext = ".docx"
      	end if
      	if ext = "pptx" then
      	    ext = ".pptx"
      	end if
      	if ext = "xlsx" then
      	    ext = ".xlsx"
      	end if
      	if ext = "html" then
      	    ext = ".html"
      	end if

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      • #4
        Re: file.copy2 extension problem

        Fails how?

        Code:
        fname_whole = "P:\executive\Mpurch\data\dome.file.pdf"
        ? fname_whole
        = "P:\executive\Mpurch\data\dome.file.pdf"
        
        fname_name =  file.filename_parse(fname_whole,"N")
        ? fname_name
        = "dome.file"
        
        fname_path = file.filename_parse(fname_whole,"P")
        ? fname_path
        = "\executive\Mpurch\data\"
        
        fname_drive = file.filename_parse(fname_whole,"D")
        ? fname_drive
        = "P:"
        
        fname_ext = file.filename_parse(fname_whole,"E")
        ? fname_ext
        = ".pdf"
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: file.copy2 extension problem

          FWIW: (not much unless you are doing something in a large loop)

          This runs 6 times faster than file.filename_parse():

          extension = substr( filename, atc( ".", filename, -1 ) )

          Just remember that either method assumes that anything after the last period is an extension. This may or may not be true! A file can be created with no extension.

          HINT: Whenever you have to do something in a loop and are using a "flexible" function - one that can make choices or allows you to do things in more than one way - it is very likely that a more complex expression using "specific" functions will be faster.

          Another example:
          A5 will take something like "I selected the number " + 5 + " as my favorite number" and convert the 5 to a character for you but that means it will have to first find an "error" then decide how to fix it. It will run faster if you explicitly define it:
          "I selected the number " + ltrim(str(5)) + " as my favorite number"

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          • #6
            Re: file.copy2 extension problem

            thanks once again, been a great help.

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            • #7
              Re: file.copy2 extension problem

              i only needed this part and it worked perfectly.

              Code:
              fname_ext = file.filename_parse(fname,"E")
              i tried this as well but got a error when saving the code, i didnt pursue as the above worked great.

              Code:
              dim ext as C
              ext=*reverse(substr(*reverse(["UserFilename"]),1,4))
              	if ext = "jpeg" then
              	    ext = ".jpeg"
              	end if
              	if ext = "docm" then
              	   ext = ".docm"
              	end if
              	if ext = "docx" then
              	   ext = ".docx"
              	end if
              	if ext = "pptx" then
              	    ext = ".pptx"
              	end if
              	if ext = "xlsx" then
              	    ext = ".xlsx"
              	end if
              	if ext = "html" then
              	    ext = ".html"
              	end if
              i only run this one record at a time so i think stans solution is the one to run with.

              thanks everyone.

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              • #8
                Re: file.copy2 extension problem

                Thank you all very much, Just what i needed. I see a use for each of these.
                J.R.
                Epigate Software, LLC.

                jr@epigate.com
                http://www.epigate.com
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