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texasmfp
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Each month I create roughly 200 Excel files, 100 files are the old school "XLS" Excel files, then those files are turned into new "XLSX" files.

So there are two files with identical names, but with different extensions.  I want to delete all of the "XLS" files but not the "XLSX" files.   Each month the file names are different.

 

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Oligolas
Barite | Level 11

Hi,

if you do not need to double check if the *.xlsx exists before deleting the *.xls you could simply use the x command:

x "del ""YourPath\*.xls""";
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Oligolas
Barite | Level 11

Hi,

if you do not need to double check if the *.xlsx exists before deleting the *.xls you could simply use the x command:

x "del ""YourPath\*.xls""";
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- Cheers -

texasmfp
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

That works with some modifications to my program.  Thanks

Ksharp
Super User
%let path= c:\temp\a  ;


data _null_;
rc=filename('x',"&path.");
did=dopen('x');
do i=1 to dnum(did);
  fname=dread(did,i);
  if upcase(scan(fname,-1,'.'))='XLS' then do;
    rc=filename('y',cats("&path.\",fname));
	rc=fdelete('y');
  end;
end;
did=dclose(did);
run;
texasmfp
Lapis Lazuli | Level 10

Thanks, that works as well

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