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I am writing a file to a specific location with the datetime included in the file name. After the file is written, I am needing to prompt a save as box to the user. However, when the program tries to find the newly created file, it is unable to because the datetimes do not match.

I know why it is doing that, I just can't figure out how get around it. I have tried using variables but just can't seem to get it right.

Thank you in advance for any advice or examples.

if (dr[12].ToString().Contains("99|"))
                                StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(@"C:\inetpub\temp\99-Authorize.Net - " + date1 + " @ " + date2 + ".ach");//
                                if (dr[0].ToString() != "2")
                                    if (dr[9].ToString() != "Total Amount")
                                        sw.Write("6                            ");
                                        sw.Write(dr[9].ToString().Replace(".", "").Replace(",", "").PadLeft(10, '0'));
                                        sw.Write((dr[12].ToString()).PadRight(15, ' '));
                                        sw.Write((dr[13].ToString() + " " + dr[14].ToString()).PadRight(40));

string fileName2 = ("99-Authorize.Net - " + date1 + " @ " + date2 + ".ach");//
        string filePath2 = (@"C:\inetpub\temp\99-Authorize.Net" + date1 + " @ " + date2 + ".ach");
        "attachment; filename=" + fileName2);
        Response.ContentType = "application/octet-stream";
Posted 12-Jun-12 5:00am

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Solution 1

Perhaps you could store the file name in a session variable and pass that along.

Something like:

string filename = "99-Authorize.Net - " + date1 + " @ " + date2 + ".ach";
Session.Add("DatedFileName", filename);

You could then use this with:

filename = Session("DateFileName");

Very simplistic but might suit your need.
losmac 12-Jun-12 13:02pm
Nice! +5
richcb 12-Jun-12 14:35pm
Thank you, that is what I was trying to do!
Jani Giannoudis 13-Jun-12 3:03am
Depending oh the culture, the DateTime.ToString can be conflicting for a file name. You may use string filename = string.Format( "99-Authorize.Net - {0} @ {1}", date1.ToString( "yyyyMMddHHmmss" ), date2.ToString( "yyyyMMddHHmmss" ) );
mark merrens 13-Jun-12 10:24am
Good addition.
richcb 14-Jun-12 9:35am
That is better code than what I have implemented. Thank you for the insight.

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