VBS – time stamp: options demo

VBS will run in Windows as a stand alone script just like JS (JavaScript) and BATCH files.

'save as ANSI TXT file with extenstion ".vbs" 
'saving as UTF and Unicode will show "Error in Line 1"
nowis = Now
msgbox minuteStamp, vbOKOnly,"MinuteStamp"
msgbox timeStamp, vbOKOnly, "TimeStamp"
msgbox timestamphhmmss(nowis), vbOKOnly, "Time Stamp hh mm ss"

' ==== 'right' forces two digit values ===
Function minuteStamp() 
 minuteStamp = Year(Now) & "_" & _
 Right("0" & Month(Now),2) & "_" & _
 Right("0" & Day(Now),2) & "_" & _ 
 Right("0" & Hour(Now),2) & _
 Right("0" & Minute(Now),2) 
 '& _ Right("0" & Second(Now),2) 
End Function

' ============
Function timeStamp()
 timeStamp = Year(Now) & "_" & _
 Right("0" & Month(Now),2) & "_" & _
 Right("0" & Day(Now),2) & "_" & _ 
 Right("0" & Hour(Now),2) & _
 Right("0" & Minute(Now),2) & _
 Right("0" & Second(Now),2) 
End Function
' ======


Function timestamphhmmss(someTime)
 timestamphhmmss = FormatDateTime(someTime,vbshorttime) & ":" & right("0" & Second(someTime), 2)
End Function
 
'Constant Value Description from Microsoft® HELP
'vbGeneralDate 0 Display a date and/or time. If there is a date part, display it as a short date. If there is a time part, display it as a long time. If present, both parts are displayed.
' vbLongDate 1 Display a date using the long date format specified in your computer's regional settings.
' vbShortDate 2 Display a date using the short date format specified in your computer's regional settings.
' vbLongTime 3 Display a time using the time format specified in your computer's regional settings.
' vbShortTime 4 Display a time using the 24-hour format (hh:mm).
'_______________________________

 

Macro: datetimestamp()

Appends date/time stamp to current cell.

Sub datestamp()
Dim strWhatTime
 
 strWhatTime = Format(Now(), "mm-dd-yy hh:mm:ss ddd")
 If ActiveCell.Value = "" Then
 ActiveCell.Value = strWhatTime
 '& (tempp - Int(temp))
 'ActiveCell.Value = Format(Now(), "c") '& (tempp - Int(temp))
 Else
 ActiveCell.Value = ActiveCell.Value & " " & strWhatTime
 End If
 
End Sub
'ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "11/1/2011"

Batch: Clean Windows Desktop

Runs from any location - moves designated files into a (new) folder on the Windows desktop  named with  today's date.

@echo off
setlocal
rem DESKCLEAN.BAT MAKES DAILY FOLDER FOR WORKING FILES - 
rem UNcomment DEBUGFLAG to troubleshoot / pause
:set debugflag=ANYTHING
:set PAUSEFLAG=ANYTHING
IF NOT "%DEBUGFLAG%"=="" ECHO ON
pushd %userprofile%\Desktop
set filestring = *.pdf;*.txt;*.log;*.xls*;*.sql;*.bak;*.java;*.class;*.jp*;*.gif;*.png;*.bku;*.bkk;*.bmp;*.htm*;*.php;*.css;*.pl;*.py;*.rb;*.doc*;*.ppt*
  rem leave DIRPREFIX blank to create folder with timestamp only 
SET DIRPREFIX=hold
  rem has Day of Week from below "rem set xdate=%xdate:~4%"
  rem makedir with timestamp - the documentation for 
  rem the cryptic string manipulators below is 
  rem cmd's "help for" and "help if"
: below - the SET statements remove from mmm dd, yyyy hh:mm
: in sequence, colon, period, space, slash (replace
: with underscore) 
: then last two remove trailing 1/100ths of second 
: and remove the leading day of week
: xtime is not used unless appended to timestamp
   set xtime=%time::=%
   set xtime=%xtime:.=_%
   set xtime=%xtime: =0%
   set xtime=%xtime:~0,-3%
   set xdate=%date: =_%
   set xdate=%xdate:/=_%rem set xdate=%xdate:~4%
   set timestamp=%xdate%
   set newdir=%DIRPREFIX%_%timestamp%
 rem set newdir=_%timestamp%
 rem remark out above line if you want day of week included at front

rem set timestamp=%xdate%_%xtime% rem this includes timestamp seconds, making unique folder - OMIT to have only one folder per day

for %%x in (%filestring%) do if exist "%%x" if not exist "%newdir%" md "%newdir%"
for %%x in (%filestring%) do if exist "%%x" move "%%x" %newdir%
rem  for %%x in (*.tif;*.jpg;*.jpg;*.gif;*.pdf;*.txt;*.log;*.xls*;*.sql;*.bak;*.bku)
 if exist "%%x" if not exist %newdir% md %newdir%
rem for %%x in (*.tif;*.jpg;*.jpg;*.gif;*.pdf;*.txt;*.log;*.xls*;*.sql;*.bak;*.bku)
if exist "%%x" move "%%x" %newdir%
IF "%DEBUGFLAG%"=="" GOTO END
pause<
:END
popd: UNcomment any below to pause and see variables at work
:set n
:SET D
echo END OF BATCH FILE %0
IF NOT "%PAUSEFLAG%"=="" PAUSE

endlocal

Optionally Uncomment line(s) 5 and/or 6 to watch it work

 
set debugflag=dbf
: (or anything except blank)

set PAUSEFLAG= pflag    

Excel to the Horse Races

Download Excel to the Horse Races
A working demonstration of unit conversion between old and new methods.

In this case COMPARE same Horse in different TRACKS and CONDITIONS:
furlongs, meters, feet, yards!  (Screenshots and download links below).

Conversion Demonstration - furlongs, meters, yards, miles

BEST PRACTICE ALERT: TEST your default security
and SCAN BEFORE downloading ANY product with MACROs.
This can be handled by most modern anti-virus software (I use
Webroot) *AND* by setting your Excel, or Word Options | Trust settings to highest security.

Consumer bears full responsibility to scan for unexpected code errors, malware or viruses.

Excel macro worksheet (equus044b1.xlsm) (optional Active-X button and macro in first sheet to simplify default setting.)

Excel sheet ".xlsX" - no macro (button) (no local macro: ActiveX buttons only work in local tab: use a "form button" element to if you want to call a button handler from the local macro template in folder "XLStart")

Download

Excel Macro Autonumber NonBlanks

Sub NumbernonBlankTestLines()
' user must manually highlight range in Column A
Dim msgs, qy, rep
Dim testcount, r, c As Integer,
Dim startHere As Range, rngSelected As Range
Dim markblank, enforcesinglerowblank As Boolean
enforcesinglerowblank = False

' MsgBox "last cell is " & findlastusedcell()
' use if we add feature to insert column A and auto-select range

testcount = 0

Set startHere = ActiveCell
Set rngSelected = Selection

If TypeName(Selection) = "Range" Then
If Selection.Areas.Count = 1 Then
' MsgBox "selected rows is " & rngSelected.Rows.Count & vbCrLf & "columnn is " & ActiveCell.Column

If rngSelected.Rows.Count < 2 Or ActiveCell.Column <> 1 Then GoTo oops

' magic starts here
'Selection.Name = "eraseme"
markblank = False
'MsgBox rngSelected.Rows.Count

If WorksheetFunction.CountA(rngSelected) > 1 Then
qy = MsgBox("OVERWRITE existing DATA?", vbOKCancel, "WARNING!")
If qy = vbCancel Then
Exit Sub
Else
rngSelected.ClearContents
End If
'WorksheetFunction.CountA(rngSelected)
End If
For r = 1 To rngSelected.Rows.Count

rngSelected(r).Activate

If r = 1 Then
If rngSelected(r).Offset(0, 1) = "" Then
MsgBox rngSelected(r).Offset(0, 1).Value
GoTo oops
End If
End If

'case not blank
If rngSelected(r).Offset(0, 1) > "" Then
If enforcesinglerowblank And markblank Then
GoTo doublelineerror
ElseIf Not markblank Or Not enforcesinglerowblank Then
markblank = Not markblank
rngSelected(r).Value = testcount + 1
' markblank = False Else markblank = True
testcount = testcount + 1
End If
'case blank
ElseIf rngSelected(r).Offset(0, 1) = "" Then
If enforcesinglerowblank And Not markblank Then
GoTo doublelineerror
ElseIf markblank Then
markblank = Not markblank
End If
Else: MsgBox "Unknown", vbCritical, "Error!"

End If

Next r
' GoTo A1
MsgBox "Numbered " & testcount & " rows"
'measure column B begin and end
'make temporary range from A2: to match B begin to B end

'tbd select column A
'if selection < 2 rows warn and exit
'for each row in A, test adjacent cell B has value - number A, set flag notblank
'if flag notblank then next row should be blank, else warn andexit else skip to next
'if flag notblank, then next row should NOT be blank, else warn and exit, else number A
Else
MsgBox "Please select only one area.", vbInformation
End If
End If
Exit Sub

doublelineerror:
MsgBox "Only one row per test, MUST be separated by exactly one blank row: see Test# " & testcount, vbCritical, "Halted / Config Error"

Exit Sub

oops:
MsgBox "HALTED: must select multiple continuous rows within column A, alongside alternating data in column B" & vbCrLf _
& "and first selected row is NOT blank", vbCritical, "SELECTION ERROR"

End Sub