Ok, this code provides the date..
xlsname =  'application' + Time.now.strftime("%m%d%y") + '.xls'
If i want to add a time stamp to? is it ("%m%d%y%h%mm%s")???


Ivor wrote:
> I am guessing the (0) in close(0) refers to the number of the book that
> is open, which could mean that if you had a book open and you open a new
> book, then this will fail.
>
> try close("SomeFile.xls") and let me know if that works. I know from the
> VBA that you could refer to the book by using the filename as the reference.
> the all open workbooks lie in a collection hence the need for a reference.
>
> it's been a long time since I have done any VBA, which is a good thing!
> ivor
>
> Gustav Paul wrote:
> > anon1m0us / yahoo.com wrote:
> >
> >> Hi;
> >> I need to save an Excel Spreadsheet with Ruby. I used the Save AND
> >> SaveAs methods, but each time I get prompted "Do you want to save the
> >> changes you made..." How can I save the workbook without this prompt.
> >> In addition, is there away to add a timestamp to the save file
> >> like.....application12122006.xls or any format that contains a time
> >> stamp?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> > Hey
> >
> > I think you can use
> >
> > book.close
> >
> > passing either 1 or 0 (I can't remember which)
> > Also, I can't remember if you need to call SaveAs first.
> >
> > This should work:
> >
> > book = #get workbook
> > book.SaveAs "SomeFile.xls"
> > book.close(0)
> >
> > Hope this helps
> > Gustav Paul
> >
> >
> >
> >