Difference between Save as PDF executed from "Files" and the script step

Discussion created by magna on Jul 14, 2016

Hi all,
I'm trying to save a layout to a sharepoint location using a script, generating a rather complicated varying filepath..
I got stuck with the dreaded error: 800, there are plenty discussions on that error showing up while trying to create a PDF with some great ideas,  so I looked for the reason behind this.
To see the file path I stored the path in a field to be able to see and play with it.


1.) I tried to save a locally stored PDF using the generated file path, cut and paste just to be really sure  >  that worked great, confirmed via sharepoint
2.) I went back to FileMaker, selected the layout I want to save and using the File command Save/Send Records as PDF pasting the File name into the box.  >   it also worked, I confirmed it in sharepoint (and yes I had the first test file deleted)
3.) I went back to the script, a really simple one:
Set Variable [$file; Value: "https://.....

Save Records as PDF [Restore; $file ....

Welcome to error: 800a


I am probably just plain stupid, but I can't figure out what is the difference between 2.) and 3.)






anyone having an idea?
Thanks   Klaus