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The Insert Dates & Times Action

The Insert Dates & Times Action

This lets you insert dates and / or times in whichever format you like into the selected area. Also, you can choose to insert incrementing dates and times, increasing or decreasing by an amount that you can set.

The 'Using the format' drop down lets you choose one of the available formatting options or create your own. You may also type in spaces here to easily distinguish the newly inserted dates from the existing names. If you only choose date format letters, such as 'd', 'M' or 'y' then the time will not be inserted, and vice versa.

The 'Date & Time' boxes allow you specify either the fixed date and / or time that you wish to insert, or the starting point for the incrementing series.

If the 'Changing by' box is ticked (checked) then you can specify the increasing or decreasing step change to the final date and time specified in the 'To' boxes.

The run of dates and times will increment at the specified amount up to but not exceeding the final date and time shown in the 'To' box.

Confused? Don't be! Just take a look at our examples:

Example 1 - 'dd MMM yyyy hh mm ss' - static
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
Using the format 'dd MMM yyyy hh mm ss'
From 19/01/2001 12:00:05
Changing by No
To
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 1.txt File Name 119 Jan 2001 12 00 05.txt
File Name 2.txt File Name 219 Jan 2001 12 00 05.txt
File Name 3.txt File Name 319 Jan 2001 12 00 05.txt

Example 2 - ' dd MMMM yy' - static
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
Using the format ' dd MMM yyyy hh mm ss'
From 04/04/2002
Changing by No
To
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 1.txt File Name 1 04 April 02.txt
File Name 2.txt File Name 2 04 April 02.txt
File Name 3.txt File Name 3 04 April 02.txt

Example 3 - ' dd-MM-yyyy' - incrementing
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
Using the format ' dd-MM-yyyy'
From 03/03/2003
Changing by YES - 1 Day
To 15/03/2003
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 1.txt Name 1 04 April 0File2.txt
File Name 2.txt File Name 2 04-03-2003.txt
File Name 3.txt File Name 3 05-03-2003.txt

Example 4 - ' dd-MM-yyyy' - incrementing
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every name
Beginning at The end
Using the format ' dd-MM-yyyy'
From 06/06/2006
Changing by YES - 2 Weeks
To 25/06/2006
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 1.txt File Name 1 06-06-2006.txt
File Name 2.txt File Name 2 20-06-2006.txt
File Name 3.txt File Name 3.txt

Example 5 - 'hh-mm-ss ' - incrementing
Option Selected Choice
Insert into Every extension
Beginning at The start
Using the format 'hh-mm-ss '
From 10:10:10
Changing by YES - 30 Seconds
To 10:11:00
Original Files Renaming Preview
File Name 1.txt File Name 1.10-10-10 txt
File Name 2.txt File Name 2.10-10-40 txt
File Name 3.txt File Name 3.txt