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Topic Title: Archive files based on update date
Topic Summary: Archive files based on update date instead of added date
Created On: 04/10/2017 06:05 AM
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 04/10/2017 06:05 AM
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EvaTomlinson
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I currently have a task to archive based on the date a file was added.

%DateAdd( "yyyy", -5, CStr( Now() ))%

I would like to archive based on the date a file was updated.

What is the best method to achive this?

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 04/10/2017 12:54 PM
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Ricardo Castaneda
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Hello,

Would it be possible to elaborate on when how the file will be added?

Are you archiving the file based on the date it was added to a folder or the last time it was modified?

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 04/11/2017 05:34 AM
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EvaTomlinson
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I am currently archiving based on the date the file was added; however, I would like to archive based on the date it was last updated.

Following is the current statement that I have:
%DateAdd( "yyyy", -5, CStr( Now() ))%

What do I need to change to make this statement based on the date the file was last updated?

--Eva

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 04/11/2017 09:08 AM
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Ricardo Castaneda
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Hello,

I would suggest you run a "Get File Information" action to pull the "LastWriteTime" of that file. You can then process it accordingly.


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 04/14/2017 09:07 AM
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EvaTomlinson
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Thank you! I will try that approach.

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