Not being a mac user, I could be wrong here, but isn't this a case where Filemaker, not the Mac OS will interpret the slashes as a reference to folder names in the file path rather than see it as part of the file name? Thus you get an error because FileMaker is trying to export to a file named 2011.xlsx located inside a folder named "01"--which produces this error as no such folder exists.
I've specifically written that :
1. other exports formats can do it
2. That mac os dosn't limit you lke windows, there's no, fobideen chars except :
So your comment is totally wrong, sorry.
Thank you for your posts.
At this time, since FileMaker Pro works on both Windows and Macintosh platforms, the slash is reserved for referencing folder/directories. If you want to display a quote character in a calculation, then it is also preceded with a slash.
I recommend that you enter this suggestion into our Feature Requests web form at:
These web entries are monitored and read by our Development and Product Management departments where they are then discussed and considered for future releases. Although I could copy your post and paste it into the web form, there are some additional questsions asked that only you can answer.
Is there any brain left at Filemaker Inc ??
IF it was a Feature designed that way for cross plattform compatibility then :
- Rather than just failing an error message would've been displayed or at least on error number would show up. Sunce there's no any kind of error report then IT IS NOT designed that way, and hence IT IS A BUG !
- It would be consistent, slashes would've been forbidden IN ALL EXPORTS, but they work in all other exports !
Moreover, what are you trying to do ? Kill the mac os plattform buy dumbing down everything to windows standards ? You're already killing Applescript (see the other outrageous thread).
The reality is this : the developer that did that xslx export just dis a sloppy job, and forgot about this, and now you'ree telling me that's a feature !!!
Moreover EVEN MICROSOFT PROGRAMS, yes, Excel, allows any mac os allowed characters in filenames, as all properly written mac os x application must do !!!!!!
Filemaker is the ONLY mac os software behaving like this !
THIS IS A BUG, IT'S NOT A FEATURE REQUEST.