2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2016 6:54 AM by jrubenh

    Filemaker Go - check for existing file

    jrubenh

      I have created a script that uses the step "Save a Copy"  to save a copy with a dated filename (e.g. Backup_2016_01_11).  What I want to do is to make sure I do not execute the "Save a Copy" step if the file already exists running on my iPad.

       

      Using the following conditional works on my laptop, but does not work using FileMaker Go on the iPad:

       

      If [ GetContainerAttribute ( $save_filename ; "externalSize" ) = "?" ]

          Save a Copy as [ "$save_filename" ; copy ]

      Else

          Show Custom Dialog [ "Backup Failure" ; "File already exists - no overwriting permitted" ]

      End If

       

      Any ideas on how to keep from overwriting an existing file on the iPad??