GetFileDate (Get the file date)

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GETFILEDATE( filename )

GETFILEDATE

Return the date stamp of a file

filename

A string constant or variable containing the name of the file (and path, if applicable)

GETFILEDATE returns the date stamp of the file specified by the filename parameter. The date is returned as a LONG that is deformatted and returned in an @D2 picture format. If the file is invalid or does not exist, GETFILEDATE returns a zero (0).

To add support for this utility to your existing applications, you need only include the CWUTIL.INC file in the Global Map section of your program:

INCLUDE('CWUTIL.INC'),ONCE

Return Data Type:     LONG

Example:

Filedate = GETFILEDATE(LOC:Filename)