You should get an error message if the system cannot create the new file where specified.
That makes me wonder if the file was created, but not where you looked for it....
It also seems like you are creating from scratch the same capabilities built into External Storage for a container field.
Nope, not for the same purpose as the container field. These are stored in a container field in the database, they are spreadsheet templates for our project management team to use for each project.
Basically I am setting up a folder structure on our fileserver with all the subfolders they need, and then placing those template docs that they use for every customer in the folders they want them in. These files are kept on the fileserver and not brought back into the filemaker database after they are sent to the file server.
I did figure out a solution though using the Send Event script to use CMD to copy the files from a shared folder to the newly created project folders. Works fine.