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Scheduled Exports of Files Inserted in a Container Field

Question asked by CarlaS on Apr 5, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 6, 2011 by CarlaS


Scheduled Exports of Files Inserted in a Container Field


Is there a way to have a script that contains Export Field Contents script step execute on a regularly scheduled basis. 

What we are trying to accomplish is:  Users insert pdf files into a container field (PDF_Container) and they enter an activation date (PDF_Activation).  The script would execute daily at 6:00pm and export the field contents of the PDF_Container for all records with an activation date tomorrow.

The Export Field Contents script step cannot be executed as a  server-side scheduled task.  I have considered using the Install OnTimer Script but this seems awkward and I think it would require a client user to always be logged in at 6:00 in order for the script to work.  I don't have much experience with the OnTimer script.

Does anyone have any suggestions of better ways to handle this export.




We are using Filemaker Pro 10 Advanced and Filemaker Server 10 Advanced. Filemaker Server Advanced is running on a Windows PC server. We have about 25 Filemaker client users (both Mac & PC). We also have non-Filemaker client users via Custom Web Publishing.