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Jens Rasmussen, Fimano

Calculates the path in which to put plug-ins

Sample Input:
Sample Output:
/AM08/Users/JR/Library/Application Support/FileMaker/Extensions/

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The Extensions folder next to the FileMaker app can be read-only if the user is not an admin on the actual machine. This path:
~/Library/Application Support/FileMaker/Extensions/
will take precedence over the aforementioned.

The word "Library" can be seen in local translations [Danish: Bibliotek].

Windows support now included, thanks to's bright users.

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


On windows, Get ( PreferencesPath ) returns:

"/C:/Documents and Settings/USERNAME/Local Settings/Application Data/"

and the Extensions path is:

"C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\FileMaker\Extensions"

Max Heller, Frederick, MD
December 18, 2009 9:25am

Here is a cross platform version:

prefPath = Get( PreferencesPath );
macExtensionPath =
"/Application Support/FileMaker/Extensions/"
winExtensionPath = prefPath & "FileMaker/Extensions/";
path =
Abs( Get( SystemPlatform ) ) = 1;

Max Heller, Frederick, MD
December 18, 2009 9:32am

I tried Max's code, as written, in a CF and got warning dialogs galore objecting to various things.

So I simplified it to:

If ( Abs ( Get ( SystemPlatform ) ) = 1 ;

Substitute ( Get ( PreferencesPath ) ; "/Preferences/" ; "/Application Support/FileMaker/Extensions/" ) ;

Get ( PreferencesPath ) & "FileMaker/Extensions/" )

Bob Stuart, Noosa, Queensland
December 20, 2009 7:56pm

...and I've just realised that I've backwards-engineered Max's code to exactly what Jens wrote in the first place. Red Face. Apologies, Jens. Will this work in Vista and Win7 ?

Bob Stuart, Noosa, Queensland
January 05, 2010 4:16pm

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