I'm trying to export a file with a variable name by using the user defined variables in options. When I try to define my variable as select to_char(sysdate,'mmm yyyy') from dual it puts that statement in the file name rather than the result of the statement. how do I format this in the variable so that it recognizes it as a formula rather than text?
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@Toad tech guys...Toad 188.8.131.52 x64 version testedCould you checked why user variable (if is previously defined in Toad) prevent initialization from outside (but only from Toad app)?I thin this is not Ok behavior and Toad should not control it.Brg
Right-click in the filename edit box of the export dataset dialog. Choose "Variables", and then DATEFILE, and click OK.
That will put %DATEFILE% in the edit box. Then add a path, so it looks like C:\%DATEFILE%.txt or whatever you want. It's not as customizable as TO_CHAR() but hopefully that will be close enough.