Software Venture Consulting

FileMaker Pro downloads & Resources
FileMaker Custom Functions
FileMaker Web Viewer Examples
FileMaker Pro & Lasso Consulting
Training
FileMaker Books
FileMaker Articles
FileMaker Error Reference

Free Web Tools
Free FileMaker Tools

Personal Pages
Videos
Adventures
Links

Shopping Cart
Shopping Cart

Search:

Free Newsletter
Signup


Contact


Privacy Policy



FileMaker is a registered trademark of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

 

 FileMaker Pro Custom Functions

List  |  Show Random  |  Upload  |  Add This to Your Site

GetExtensionsPath

Rate this function:  

RatingRatingRatingRatingRating
  Average rating: 4.1  (44 votes)
  Discuss this Custom Function

Jens Rasmussen, Fimano
http://fimano.dk/filemaker/toolbox.html

Calculates the path in which to put plug-ins

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


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Description:

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 briandunning.com's bright users.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

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:

Let(
[
prefPath = Get( PreferencesPath );
macExtensionPath =
Substitute(
prefPath;
"/Preferences/";
"/Application Support/FileMaker/Extensions/"
);
winExtensionPath = prefPath & "FileMaker/Extensions/";
path =
If(
Abs( Get( SystemPlatform ) ) = 1;
macExtensionPath;
winExtensionPath
)
];
path
)

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

Make a comment about this Custom Function (please try to keep it brief & to the point). Anyone can post:

Your Name:
City/Location:
Comment:
characters left. If you paste in more than 1500 characters, it will be truncated. Discuss the function - advertisements and other useless posts will be deleted.
Answer 4 + 3 =
Search for Custom Functions:

Custom Functions Widget
Download the Custom Function Dashboard Widget for OS X
Keep all the latest Custom Functions right at your fingertips!

Newest Custom Functions:

1. HexUUIDToNum_cf (_uuid)
  (Sat, Jun 16, 1:55pm)
2. httpResponseCode ( responseHeaders )
  (Tue, Jun 12, 10:40pm)
3. FindDuplicateCharacters ( string )
  (Fri, Jun 08, 5:01pm)
4. FieldRepetitionLast ( field ; maxRepetition )
  (Wed, Jun 06, 6:05pm)
5. CountModifiedRecords ( NameTimestampField ; StartTimestamp ; EndTimestamp )
  (Mon, May 28, 8:23am)
6. JSONArrayLength ( JSONArrayStr )
  (Fri, May 25, 7:46am)
7. interpolation (y1; y2; y3; x1; x2; x3; x1y1; x2y1; x1y2; x2y2; rnd)
  (Sat, May 19, 3:55am)
8. @JSONFormatElements ( json )
  (Tue, May 15, 3:31am)

RSS Feed of Custom Functions