timf2001

Export Field Contents Not Generating Error In Script

Discussion created by timf2001 on Aug 25, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 25, 2016 by TSGal

Product and version FileMaker Pro 15.0.1 x64

OS and version Windows 7 Professional

Hardware HP Z440 Workstation (and others)

Description

I am using the Export Field Contents step in a script to save the file stored in a container field to a network directory.  The script works fine normally unless a file is currently open when it attempts to overwrite it.  If you attempt this using only a single step button, a dialog box appears to alert you that the file could not be created on the disk.  However, when this step is part of a longer script, the error is completely hidden from the user.  It does not matter whether Set Error Capture is turned on or off.  Get ( LastError ) always returns a 0 even when the file fails to get saved.  There is no indication I can find to let the user know that the file did not get saved, which leads to the latest files not being posted on the network.

Workaround

I am able to use the BaseElements extension to properly display errors, but this should be handled by the built-in FileMaker function.

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