On-rev Rename quotes work. Vars don't!

Rick Harrison harrison at all-auctions.com
Fri Jan 28 12:24:55 EST 2011


Hi Guys,

Ok, so I wanted to track down that "file not found error".
It turns out that my variable which came from a database
was declared as 80 in length, so it was padding the
variable with invisible spaces.  Hence the "file not found"
message.  Getting rid of the spaces to leave just the
name of the file fixed the problem.  The standard

rename file OldFileName NewFileName

syntax works just fine after all.  Sorry for any
confusion I may have caused.

Thanks for helping me to work out the problem!

Rick


On Jan 27, 2011, at 9:06 PM, Rick Harrison wrote:

> Hi Richard & Klaus,
> 
> I set the default folder to the correct path
> before the rename statement.  I've checked it,
> and it is correct.  I've also tried to fully qualify
> the path name for both variables.  It still doesn't work.
> 
> Someone other than myself should try to reproduce
> the error on On-Rev when they get the chance.  
> For now the work around with the "Do" command is fine.
> 
> Thanks guys!
> 
> Rick
> 
> On Jan 27, 2011, at 5:35 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> 
>> On 1/27/11 2:11 PM, Rick Harrison wrote:
>>> Hi Richard,
>>> 
>>> The paths are valid.
>>> 
>>> The value of "the result" was "can't rename file"
>>> 
>>> SysError() was "2"
>> 
>> 2 = "file not found":
>> <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681382%28v=vs.85%29.aspx>
>> 
>> Since you're using short paths, you might try checking that the default folder is what you'd expect it to be.
>> 
>> --
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