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Luukdb's avatar
3 years ago

Copy and rename a file using JavaScript

Hello,   I am trying to copy an xml file, and rename it so I can use it in my tests. Only I can't seem to figure out what I am doing wrong. I used the TestComplete documentation, as I got the code ...
  • npaisley's avatar
    3 years ago

    Hi Luukdb!


    Your issue here lies in the AqDateTime.Now function. This will return the current date/time in a format that is not compatible with Windows file system naming conventions. 


    We have a format function you can use to retrieve the date/time and format it in various ways to match the date/time required and for Windows file name conventions. This is the 'aqConvert.DateTimeToFormatStr' method. 


    You can find information for this method here =


    An example of how to integrate this into your code is below. Note I have a 'log.Message' operation so that we can see what the raw and formatted dates look like.



    aqFile.Copy("c:\\file1.txt", "c:\\copy\\file1.txt");
    function RenameXMLFile()
     var timeNowRaw = aqDateTime.Now()
     var timeNowFormatted = aqConvert.DateTimeToFormatStr(timeNowRaw,"%m%d%Y_%H%M")
     Log.Message("Unformatted raw date from aqDateTime.Now =  " + aqDateTime.Now())
     Log.Message("Formatted Date = " + aqConvert.DateTimeToFormatStr(timeNowRaw, "%m%d%Y_%H%M"))
     var OldPath = "c:\\file1.txt";
     var NewPath = "c:\\copy\\file1copy"+ timeNowFormatted + ".xml";
     // Renames the file
     aqFileSystem.RenameFile(OldPath, NewPath);