Check if a file it created today

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pip611
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Check if a file it created today

Post by pip611 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Hello,

I am trying to setup a task that runs once a day and checks if a file is created today. If the file is NOT created, I would like to receive and email. Is this possible?

mseidler
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Re: Check if a file it created today

Post by mseidler » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:05 pm

Hi,

yes, this is possible.

Use Files.SearchFiles and then check the creation date
If it is not today -> send email

Regards,
Marc

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Re: Check if a file it created today

Post by mseidler » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:22 pm

Please see attachment of how to do that...

Replace with your values where necessary.

Regards,
Marc
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pip611
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Re: Check if a file it created today

Post by pip611 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:38 pm

Thank you for the help - I really appreciate it.

I am pretty sure i setup everything correctly, but it sends the email even i have files created from today. Could you take a look when you have a sec and me know if I missed anything? maybe send me the XSTK file exported from what you created?
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mseidler
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Re: Check if a file it created today

Post by mseidler » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:01 pm

Hi,

Your value in SetVariable2 Must be true and not false! This is why you always receive an email.

Give it a try!

Regards
Marc

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Re: Check if a file it created today

Post by mseidler » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:05 pm

Also, your file properties looks akward in the value field.

Sent from my iPhone

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Re: Check if a file it created today

Post by pip611 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:19 pm

I finally got it working! I had a bunch of typos! thanks for all the help.

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Re: Check if a file it created today

Post by pip611 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:27 pm

I am having a strange issue. If there is more then 9 files in the directory it is checking, then it doesn't send the email if the file from today is missing. Any thoughts?

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