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Create a folder with a new name everytime I run the flow process



I am wondering if there is a way on Automate desktop which allows me to run the flow and create a folder with a diferent name everytime I run the flow.



Today I ran the flow process and it creates a folder named Reports followed by yesterdays date Reports 03102022, and I ran the same flow process tomorrow and creates a new folder named Reports 03112022.


I am very new at this but I can not find something similar to what I need.


If there is a similar post with the answer please let me know 🙂

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Get CurrentDateTime

add to datetime %CurrentDateTime% -1 day to %YEST%

convert datetime %YEST% to text custom format MMddyyyy to new variable  %YEST_mmddyyyy%. Be sure to use capital Ms on the custom format cuz lowercase stands for minutes. 

inside the flow you will want the following:

If folder doesn’t exist ‘%Path%\Reports %YEST_mmddyyyy%
    Create folder


and then in your flow, you can save the reports to that folder using the same %Path%\Reports %YEST_mmddyyyy%


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