Create new folder with current time under the results folder

In robot framework:
I want that the file results will be saved under a new folder that has the current date and time
like this: Results/current date time folder/ file results

how can I do it?

Hi Gal,

You can set the Output directory as a command line option, you can use os level variables to define the folder name and robot will create it for you

There are different tricks for generating a date time string that is filename safe depending on which os you are using and how you are running robot.


Thanks Dave,

Iā€™m working with windows 10 and running the robot in vs code in this way:
python -m robot -d results tests
Can you please give me an example of the tricks?


Hi Gal,

Sure, have a look at this: Building a date string in format in Batch (cmd.exe) | by Tech Notes | Medium

something like this is probably what you want:

python -m robot -d results tests %date:~10,4%%date:~4,2%%date:~7,2%-%time:~0,2%%time:~3,2%%time:~5,2%

That should give you YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS, but you can adjust it as you need,