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NovaEco
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automate saving of multiple files with given name

Hi everyone,

I would like to save multiple files using a for each loop that iterate over a list of name (stored in an Excel file) to assign  names to these files; it' s possible? how?

 

Thank you in advance.

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MichaelAnnis
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Yeah:

Launch Excel

Read from Excel (get the text of the filename into a variable)

Rename files

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NovaEco
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Thank you for your quick reply, can you kindly share an example code?

Thanks in advance.

NovaEco
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 I can' t understand how it s possible to iterate over list of name to save different files with the list's names.

VJR
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

Hi @NovaEco 

 

Can you share complete details of the requirements.

Screenshots, more in depth details would help.

 

- You are having the list of names in an Excel file.

- Which files do you want to rename and rename by what names?

 

 

NovaEco
Regular Visitor

Page 1 script.pngPage 2 script.pngAs you can see from the screenshot, I would like to iterate the "read from excel worksheet" option from A2 to AA2. The single cells contain text. The text needs to be copied in a browser ("Populate text field in window"). After the button "invoke" is selected, I have to copy the text that is shown on the browser in an XML file that has been already created in a folder. But the issue is that I have a different XML file per each iteration. 

I hope I was clear enough. 🙂
Thanks in advance for your help

NovaEco
Regular Visitor

Someone can help me? 

VJR
Multi Super User
Multi Super User

But the issue is that I have a different XML file per each iteration.

 

You can always pass a variable with a different Xml each time in the Write xml to file action.

NovaEco
Regular Visitor

I don' t understand, could you kindly make an example?  

NovaEco
Regular Visitor

I would like to solve this problem with a for loop, someone can help me please?

It sounds like you need to run this 27 (A2 to AA2) times, so you can do a regular Loop, and use the loop index to get your column, and then throw all of your steps into the Loop, that way, once it's finished with one, it'll go back to the top, read the next column's value, then repeat.

 

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NovaEco
Regular Visitor

Thanks ryule for the suggestion, but my problem is in the block "write to XML" how can I change the name of the file (C:\Users\cheru\Desktop\Lavoro\Scarica dati\APIS\API_FTV001.txt) file for each iteration ? in other world: how can I concatenate the directory (C:\Users\cheru\Desktop\Lavoro\Scarica dati\APIS) with the loop index (API_FTV001,API_FTV002,API_FTV003...).

 

It sounded to me like you have the full file path in A2, B2, C2, and so on.....Is that correct? If so, then you would need to loop through the row, read from the cell (which uses the loop index), use the value from the cell, and repeat.

 

And if you are saying Excel only has the file name piece, then it would just be as easy as C:\Users\cheru\Desktop\Lavoro\Scarica dati\APIS\%ExcelData% or C:\Users\cheru\Desktop\Lavoro\Scarica dati\APIS\%ExcelData[0]%.....can't remember the correct syntax off the top of my head

NovaEco
Regular Visitor

Thank you very much, I will try with your suggestion and I' ll see if works.

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