11 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2012 10:02 AM by hostie42

    Save File to Desktop with Date in Filename


      Hi FM Guru's,


      I've googled and spent way too much trying to get the date in a filename title saved as pdf to desktop.


      Here's the script I'm using:


      This is set in globals table in the same script just prior to calling Save As Pdf script.


      Set Field [ Globals::_reporttitle; "Weekly Tax Report-12/30/2011" ]


      Then this part of the script is called:


      Set Variable [ $reporttitle; Value:Globals::_reporttitle ]

      Adjust Window

      [ Resize to Fit ]

      Show Custom Dialog [ Message: "Save as PDF or Print?"; Buttons: “PDF”, “Print”, “Cancel” ] If [ Get ( LastMessageChoice )=1 ]

      Show Custom Dialog [ Buttons: “OK”; Input #1: Globals::_reporttitle, "You may change the report title." ]

      Set Variable [ $filename; Value:If ( Abs ( Get ( SystemPlatform ))=1;"filemac:";"filewin" ) & Get ( DesktopPath ) & Globals::_reporttitle & ".pdf" ]

      Save Records as PDF [ File Name: “$filename”; Records being browsed ]

      [ Document - Compatibility: Acrobat 7 and later ]

      [ Pages - Number Pages From: 1; Include: All pages ]

      [ Security - Printing: High Resolution; Editing: Any except extracting pages; Enable copying; Enable Screen Reader ]

      [ Initial View - Show: Pages Panel and Page; Page Layout: Single Page; Magnification: 100% ]

      [ Restore; No dialog ]

      Show Custom Dialog [ Message: "The file has been saved to your desktop."; Buttons: “OK” ]

      Else If [ Get ( LastMessageChoice )=2 ]

      Print [ Records being browsed; All Pages; Orientation: Portrait; Paper size: 8.5" x 11" ]

      [ Restore ]

      End If


      The 1st set field script for report title works fine.

      The set variable $reportitle looks fine in the Data viewer.



      Save file dialog title is always 'Weekly Tax Report' ignoring the date.

      I've tried GetAsText (thedate) and numerous hours on google and FM- no joy!


      I need to distinguish these reports by date because client will print 52 a year!


      I humbly accept any insight into what is probably a very simple solution which totally pulls my hair out!



      Using only Macs FMA 11