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Examples of single file pathsType of pathExampleRelativefile:MyDocuments/test.xlsFull local (Mac OS)filemac:/MacintoshHD/Users/JohnSmith/Documents/test.xlsFull local (Windows XP)filewin:/C:/Documents and Settings/j_doe/My Documents/test.xlsFull local (Windows Vista)filewin:/C:/Users/j_doe/Documents/test.xlsFull remote (Windows)filewin://SalesComputer/SharedVolume/ExcelFiles/test.xlsFileMaker Networkfmnet:/192.168.10.10/database.fp7
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Thanks David!!!! Big Help. I am not a filemaker expert but little by little.
This is very clear. It works!
But now i dont manage to let FM create a custom filename for the PDF. The custom filename is the invoice number.
Happy New Year!
I made a Variable file path. To create a custom file name and to get the file path. But this little script i found uses the GET(desktoppath).
Sorry this is dutch :
Get ( BureaubladPad )&"Factuur"&Factuur::Factuurnummer & ".PDF"
Do you know witch GET function i have to use to create a custom path? Not the desktop path?
You can't use a get function except for "standard" locations such as temporary items, documents and the desktop. Other locations have to fully spelled out in the text expression.
But do you know a site where i can find some examples? I am not a expert in text expressions?
There are examples spelled out directly in the specify file dialog where you enter the name of the Path variable.
The exact form depends on your operating systems. The file path will start with a drive letter in windows systems and a volume name in Macs.