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Input File Based on Name


Experts -


I have a pretty simple issue here:  I need to import a file based on a naming convention.  I can pretty much get what I need via the "FullPath" value in the Directory tool, but am not sure how to pass this to the Input Data tool. 


For example, a certain folder will always have a file named something like "Import_Me_" a date and ".txt" (Import_Me_073018.txt).  Although the date will change the rest of the file name will not.


Thanks in advance!!

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Maybe this video will help you.


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Check out the dynamic input tool! If you have any questions let us know.

Right on - thanks!