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You might find some of the techniques in this filepath/Path variable/container field exploration file useful in diagnosing what is goind wrong: Exploring the use of a $Path Variable in Scripts
But I'd guess that the filepath that works on your machine is not a valid filepath from a different machine. You need a valid path to a directory that is accessible via that same exact path on both machines.
If you are using FileMaker 12, you might experiment with using external storage instead.
I thought I was actually using external containers. I'm usiung a Franch version (I don't know why... I prefered the english one) so sometimes I get confused with the translation. See image attached.
External storage is a field option you select on the storage tab in FIeld Options. It's new to FileMaker 12. It does not use a file path at all as you insert files into the field without the "store a reference" option and FileMaker then transfers the file to a designated location on your network after you have inserted it. The fact that it does not use a filepath simplifies the ability of other clients to access the file.
Can I use that with Save as PDF script step? Thanks
Good morning Phil
I used the FilePathExtractor and I must say this is a useful tool!
Please see capture attached:
My problem is ... when I set this up with a D: , it saves fine on my computer which serves as the server... But when I do this, it won't work on the other computers. If I set it up as Z:, then it works on all computers...except mine!
Can you please help?
You need to map a drive letter to the shared directory in identical fashion on all computers, yours as well as the others. Then you have a single common file path to use with all machines.