Using variables with CSV Plugin

I'm not sure if this is possible, however I would like to use a variable to store the filepath name of the CSV file being rendered by the CSV plugin.

For example, I have a task set to run in which a report is generated in CSV format. The report that is generated appends the current system date in the format DD_MM_YYYY_HH_MM_A(P) to the end of the filename. I would need to be able to use the Run plugin (or something similar) to set and update a Confluence variable to match the newest filename and present the most recent report.

If this is possible, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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Yes, you should be able to use the run or run-now macro to retrieve the $current_time and the dateFormat parameter to get a format matching your naming convention. An alternative is to write a small script (groovy) to get the most recent file in the directory. Use cache macro to improve performance.

Alright, and how would such a variable be passed to the CSV plugin? Would I precede it with a '#' the same as I would with a standard filename or is there some other syntax?

Something like:

{run-now:dateFormat=...}
{csv:script=#filename$current_time}
{csv}
{run-now}

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