2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 3, 2009 9:20 AM by FentonJones

    universal place to create a file that filemaker can import?

    dmyers

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      universal place to create a file that filemaker can import?

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      I have a preform applescript in filemaker the fires off another tiny application which creates a tab delimited file which I would like filemaker to then import (as the next script step on FM)

       

      Problem is I can't figure out where to drop the tab file that filemaker's import will always see so I don't need to pop a dialog up says "please select the file the other program created" the users don't need to know another program made that tab file they just want the "import" to work. This will be only a macintosh computers so that will make it a little easier but, users hard drives aren't the standard Macintosh HD name they are "station 10" & "station 11" etc... and UNIX path's don't seems to work like "/Users/Shared/the_tab_file.tab" I even considered storing the location in a field but found out filemakers import won't do a file import based on field content.

       

      Any ideas?