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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

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Scheduled Exports of Files Inserted in a Container Field

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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.

Thanks!

Carla

BACKGROUND INFO:

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.

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