Solved

Naming exported files

Posted on 2007-04-10
3
256 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I'm using Filemaker 8.0.

I use Filemaker to track daily bug reports. I import all the bugs received from our QA testers, separate them by type, and export Excel files that are sent to various departments for correction.

Via a script, I'd like to automatically give each file an individual name consisting of bug type and date e.g. "Topics - April 10, 2007".

I don't see that Filemaker allows this - am I missing something or is there a workaround?

I see where I can specify a static output file, but not one with a variable name.
0
Comment
Question by:phlix
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
lesouef earned 125 total points
ID: 18884140
yes, you can, but not directly.
define a $variable = the required filename
then use this $variable name instead of the fileref to export.
don't forget that filemaker does not uses OS paths, but is using a specific syntax:
file://.../... etc...
0
 

Author Comment

by:phlix
ID: 18884209
That did it - thanks.

Any idea why it's implemented this way, rather than allowing it to be done by a calculation (such as for e-mails)?
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:lesouef
ID: 18884546
no, not really, probably an afterthought!
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Filemaker script send mail ATT00001.bin attached 7 770
Best approach to present many records 5 99
Filemaker 14 - Related tables 2 64
Simple Search Script in FileMaker 4 35
Pop up windows can be a useful feature of any Filemaker database.  Though best used sparingly, they can be employed in a multitude of different ways, for example;  as a splash screen at login, during scripted processes to control user input, as pick…
Having just upgraded from Filemaker 11 to Filemaker 12 over the weekend, we thought we would add some tips for others making the same move.  In general, our installation went without incident. Please note that this is not a replacement for Chapter 5…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
As a trusted technology advisor to your customers you are likely getting the daily question of, ‘should I put this in the cloud?’ As customer demands for cloud services increases, companies will see a shift from traditional buying patterns to new…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now