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I have a question from someone here in the office.
we have a library on the LAN full of folders which they want to change how we save them!
i had these example folders in this format and i would like to change to their format, but use Ateryx to do this in bulk!
my question is, can alteryx be used to rename these folders or will i need to use linux MV or rename commands to look for these, i started with linux but then got angry around all of the use of brackets and the effort they add.
my other thoughts for the solution was a batch file or possibly a vba excel solution, but i tend to shy away from VBA nowadays!
The top branch of this workflow, up to the Append Fields, gets the list of directories, something that is not easy to do in Alteryx. Many thanks to @jdunkerley79 for this part. Once you have this, the formula tool builds the "Ren" commands and the final Run tool does the deed
I used the second solution, purely because there was a workflow attached! im still new to macros, but this is amazing. I put into a test location and ran it, working well! didnt pick up from Nov info, but i would rather rename 5 items instead of 60 folders!