It has been asked if it is possible to concatenate a text string and a date function in the “Output file” of a workflow “Extract file” activity. The use case for this is that the daily file needed to be updated with a specific date and format every day.
To resolve this a content block should be created with the
formatDate() function. Below is an example of this method.
% var now = new Date(); var sToDisp = now.getFullYear() + ("0"+(now.getMonth()+1)).slice(-2) + ("0" + now.getDate()).slice(-2); document.write(sToDisp); %
In this content block,
formatDate() is available
Then in the extraction file activity, open the “Edit” file name (Pencil icon on the right side of the file name field) and add a Content block in the file name.