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NicoWeb, NicoWeb

Choose Folder opens a folder selector windows and returns path folder

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opens a "folder selector" window and returns the folder's path.

IMPORTANT: requires SmartPill PHP from Scodigo

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Where is this cute but otherwise missing function "PHP_Execute" to be found?

My version of FileMaker does not contain a PHP_Execute function, and it does not seem to be extant here on Brian Dunning's site as a CF.

Allan Hunter, NYC NY
January 04, 2010 6:01am

Looks more like a function you would use in iwp/cwp ? Is this meant to work in FileMaker itself?

Daniel Wood, Christchurch, New Zealand
January 04, 2010 12:22pm

Presumably this runs off of the SmartPill PHP plugin.

a, b
January 06, 2010 4:10am

As the developer stated in the description this custom function requires the SmartPill PHP plugin from Scodigo. Once the plugin is installed the function PHP_Execute will be available.

I could see this used for setting a user preference for where PDFs or data exports would be sent. So it can be used inside FileMaker itself. If it were cwp you wouldn't need a custom function.

Sean, Birmingham
January 06, 2010 5:55am

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