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Posted on 2007-04-10
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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.
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lesouef earned 500 total points
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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...
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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)?
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no, not really, probably an afterthought!
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