6 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2016 4:05 AM by beverly

    Concatenate with "\" works different than with "/"??

    ChristianNissen

      I would like to make a string that will be used to make new directories in a Windows storage environment, from INSIDE an FM-script.

       

      I start with entering a project number into a textfield of a new post/row/record in a table, (typically YYWWNN YearWeekNumberof project that week, like 162101) when exiting that field (to the next field of the new post/row/record) I trigger a script (using functions) to take that string, hack it up into 16, 21, 01 and concatenate a string showing where on disk, documents related to that project number will be stored.

       

      I am using three variables like $var1 = "16" ....

       

      Sought after result would be like "C:\projects\16\21\01\"

       

      I have found a nice way to make the directories using "send event" and MKDIR, once the string is right, however.....

       

      The concatenation made, using a script using the function window will NOT accept $variablename = "C:\projects\" & $var1 & "\"

      but works fine with $variablename = "C:/projects/" & $var1 & "/" It also works fine with an extra blank after the \, like $variablename = "C:\projects\ " & $var1 & "\ " but NOT without the extra blank...

       

       

      So I can have "C:/projects/16/21/01" or "C:\projects\  16\  21\  01" but NOT "C:\projects\16\21\01\"?

       

      I can´t see the reason and can´t find anything on it with google, nor in Filmakers documentation?? HELP