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AS_Folder_List ( FolderPath ; invisibles ; global_result_field )

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Thomas Siebert, seabird

list the content of a specific folder and returns the result to a FileMaker global text field. (Mac OS X only, AppleScript)

Sample Input:
Perform AppleScript [ AS_Folder_List ( Get ( DocumentsPath ) ; 0 ; table::text_field ) ]
Sample Output:
all filenames inside the folder returning as list to a global field

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list the content of a specific folder by returning it into a FileMaker text field

FolderPath = the path for the folder to list its content
invisibles = list also invisible items
result_field = the FileMaker field to return the result ( table::field ) using the current record.

Use the ScriptStep "Perform AppleScript" using the option "Calculated AppleScript"
You also shall use "Perform AppleScript" directly from a button.

Die CF wird über den Scriptschritt "AppleScript ausführen" mit der Option "Berechnetes Script" genutzt.
"AppleScript ausführen" steht auch direkt in den Tastenkommandos zur Verfügung.

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


the CF now accepts either:

to deliver the field for the result returned.

Thomas Siebert, Hamburg
December 14, 2016 1:04pm

error message appears if no record is present or if path is not valid

Thomas Siebert, Hamburg
January 19, 2017 7:09am

now the result field has to be a global textfield of any table.

Thomas Siebert, Hamburg
April 22, 2017 1:29pm

the function has been renamed

Thomas Siebert, Hamburg
April 22, 2017 1:36pm

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