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Rename Files in a Folder

Rename Files in a Folder

by Chandan Vishwakarma

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Summary

Summary

This Snippet will rename all the files inside the folder specified.

Overview

Overview

This workflow will rename of all the files in the folder specified.

It will generate a Unique name for all the files keeping the file format same as original. (Unique format generated using 'DateTime' component. Also, a random number function can be used instead if required.)

*The naming format of the new file can be changed if required.

Current Renaming Format- in_NewFileName-File Number in the Folder-[in_DateFormat.milliseconds].existing file extension

Input Arguments:

in_FolderPath - Path of the folder where files to be renamed exist. (Required)

in_NewFileName - The string to be present in the new filename.(Optional) (default - FileName)

in_DateFormat - Date format to be present in new filename. [e.g ddMMMyyyy hh.mm.ss, yyyyMMdd hhmmss, etc.] (Optional) (default - ddMMMyyyy hh.mm.ss)

Note: Prefer keeping the 'hh.mm.ss' all the components in the name, so that it will create a unique name. (The Naming format defined should generate a unique name to avoid conflict)

Output Arguments:           

out_status - A String output with renamed status.

Features

Features

This will be beneficial if you have many files coming in with the same name. A simple plug and work workflow to keep all your data in a mannered format. Datetime naming format used to keep track of date modified.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Dependencies

No dependencies

Code Language

Visual Basic

Publisher

Chandan Vishwakarma

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License & Privacy

MIT

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Technical

Version

1.0.0

Updated

February 18, 2020

Works with

Studio: 19.1 - 22.10

Certification

Silver Certified

Support

UiPath Community Support

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