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AS_FolderPathListing ( _resultTOGlobalCellName ; _folderPath ; _extensionVL )

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Thomas Seidler, Harmlesswise.com
http://www.harmlesswise.com/it

MAC ONLY. Generates Applescript to obtain folder listing & returns result as ValueList.

Sample Input:
Perform Applescript ( AS_FolderPathListing ( ":Macintosh HD:User:Shared:tmp:" ; "MyTable::GlobalField" ; "jpg¶jpeg" ) )

Perform Applescript ( AS_FolderPathListing ( "/Macintosh HD/User/Shared/tmp/" ; "" ; "" ) )
Sample Output:
MyTable::GlobalField =>
File1.fp6
File2.rtf
FIle3.jpg
etc

[If _resultTOGlobalCellName blank, the result will be set to clipboard, so pasting into field is the option]


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

Description:

_resultTOGlobalCellName must be the full reference (i.e. including TO) for a global field.

29 Sept 2011 - updated to handle file extension value list filter. By default unfiltered.

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:

Regarding having the field on the layout - I strongly prefer to use global fields to receive applescript results. Global fields do NOT need to be on the layout and do not need a reference to the current record. You only need a table (table occurrence) reference. Example:

set cell "gResult" of table "Contacts" to "whatever"

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
September 15, 2011 4:34pm

Nice Bruce! As ever I can always learn from you, that's much much better. Yes, so we switch to global fields and away! Thank you sir! I will make the corrections to the function shortly...

Thomas Seidler, London, UK
September 16, 2011 2:41am

Hi Thomas!
Thanks for the CF. I was wondering if it was possible to extend it to list subfolders also?

Thanks,
Ian

Ian Mazursky, New Rochelle, NY
September 26, 2011 8:33pm

hi Ian, that's easily done within FM itself. Just create a loop that does it... gets listing for folderPath, then for each member of listing, requests listing with path folderPath & member. And so on...

How would you want the data ideally? Value list of strings?

It can be done, might hack it at some point if i find a need. If someone else wants to and submits code to me, i'll alter and give credit. http://macscripter.net/viewtopic.php?id=11362 That's an old way, apparently tis easier now. But no time...

Thomas Seidler, London, UK
September 27, 2011 1:50am

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