ChrisG

Automatic record creation from server

Discussion created by ChrisG on Feb 2, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2012 by Mike_Mitchell

Dear FMP Gurus

 

Is this possible? - I want to run a script from FM Server to go and have a look in a shared folder on the network ( path manually specified ), check if there are any pictures in said folder, count how many, then create a FM record for each picture and put a reference to that picture in a container field on the just created record.

The reason I want to do this is to make it possible to update pictures in a data separated solution where the front end is on an ipad using FM Go. As you know it is not possible to browse the network from within FM Go, so I thought if one could trigger a script which would then run from the server to create records and insert images automatically, I could overcome this limitation. There would also be issues such as only adding one more record when a new image is added to the folder and not the whole lot again.

 

Thank you

 

kind regards

 

Chris G

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