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File name in text export

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I have a problem trying to transfer text to a file. I need to include
periods (.) in the file name, but it keeps changing them to pound signs
(#). Here is what I have in the 'File Name' field:

="c:\38XW71.01.ADF.0001." & Format(Now(),"mmddhhnnss") & ".txt"

Expected output is:


Actual output is:


Does anyone know how to prevent access from converting these periods to

Thanks in advance!!!

Nov 13 '05 #1
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I doubt a Microsoft OS is going to like that kind of a name, since
periods are generally the delimiter between file name and file type...
You *might* try outputting it to a file with a "fake" name and then
using Name to rename it. At least then you can figure out what's
causing the error.

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Works like a charm!!! However, it still bugs me that periods were
changed to pounds, but life goes on.


Nov 13 '05 #3

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