Thank you for your post.
FileMaker Pro can export a text file and to a specific location. However, FileMaker Pro relies on the OS privileges for read/write, so if the directory is set to read only, the file will not be created.
One option is writing to a temporary area where you do have full read/write privileges, and then you write a shell script that checks for this file on a frequent basis, and if present, put this file in the desired location.
Please let me know if you need clarification for any of the above steps.
I so did not want to read that :smileysad:
I guess I'll have to security clear all the users who could potentially use the application from their cubicle. Otherwise I'd have to have them all run a "FolderWatch" service on their machine. I'm dealing with financial data here so I can't have them write the file to an "open" directory.
Thanks for your answer though. It gave me a few ideas :smileyvery-happy:
Just a small add to TSGal:s anwser.. you can simplify this a bit by using a Plug-In from Troi called TroiFile-Plugin.
It can read and write files to any drive or volume.. but better yet.. it can mount a volume using costum priveliges not visible to the user.
So using a FileMaker script you would be able to mount a network shared volume, export the file to it and instantly unmount the share again. The only "extra work" needed is to distribute the plug-in to your clients. The FileMaker Server can handle that in most cases though.
You find the plug-in at: