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Import file Script

Question asked by pdoak_1 on Jan 5, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 6, 2015 by pdoak_1


Import file Script




  • Filemaker Pro Advanced 12.05v5
  • Mac OS X 10.10.1
  • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Experience: 4 years


I have a script which imports a file into a table. The script gets the file path from a variable in the format: filemac:/Macintosh HD/Users/path_to_file/filename.csv

The file is an alias pointing to the actual file in another location on my hard disk. When the script runs, I get an error message saying unknown error:20401. If I replace the alias with the actual file and run the script, it imports the file as expected. If I import the alias file manually, Filemaker will import it but it just won't seem to do it via a script if the file is an alias. 

Is this a bug or do I need to import alias files differently.

Many Thanks