Renaming files now obviously stops code working

ipbr21054

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Hi,
I have this code in use which when in my database & i press its button the corresponding invoice is then shown.
At the time the invoice were saved like this,
1.pdf
2.pdf
3.pdf
Code:
Private Sub OpenInvoice_Click()

    Const FILE_PATH As String = "C:\Users\Ian\Desktop\REMOTES ETC\DR COPY INVOICES\"
    
    If txtInvoiceNumber = "N/A" Or Len(txtInvoiceNumber) = 0 Then
                MsgBox "Invoice N/A For This Customer", vbExclamation, "N/A INVOICE NOTICE"
    Else
        If Len(Dir(FILE_PATH & txtInvoiceNumber.Value & ".pdf")) = 0 Then
            If MsgBox("Would You Like To Open The Folder ?", vbCritical + vbYesNo, "Warning Invoice is Missing.") = vbYes Then
                CreateObject("Shell.Application").Open ("C:\Users\Ian\Desktop\REMOTES ETC\DR COPY INVOICES\")
            End If
        Else
            CreateObject("Shell.Application").Open (FILE_PATH & txtInvoiceNumber.Value & ".pdf")
        End If
    End If
End Sub
I have just had to rename all the invoices so now see below
1.pdf becomes 1_04_03_2015.pdf
2.pdf becomes 2_07_03_2015.pdf
3.pdf becomes 3_02_04_2015.pdf

So the invoice number is now saved with the date it was created afterwards.

Because of this i now see the msgbox pop up saying Warning invoice is missing,would you like to open the folder.

My question is how can i fix this if the date will be different for each invoice.

Thanks
 

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steve the fish

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Use "*.pdf" rather than ".pdf" and see if that works.
 

steve the fish

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You will need to use the Dir command to get the string then pass it to the shell if you want to do it that way. The shell i dont think will like wildcards.
 

ipbr21054

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Hi,
I have tried the new code as mentioned in post #2 but not i dont even see the msgbox pop up.
With regards post #3 what / or how do i go about that
 

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