AS_ChooseFile ( _resultTOGlobalCellName ; _prompt ; _defaultLocation ; _extensionVL )
MAC ONLY. Generates applescript to choose file & returns result
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ThomasSeidler - Show more from this author
The Good Book Company Ltd
Returns full file path for file:
Result is returned either to global field specified or to clipboard so a simple paste will do the job.
Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)
cousin to AS_Choosefolder
Uses Applescripts' Choose File dialog
Allows you to filter by filetype. I've not bothered implement choosing multiples/invisibles.
Thomas Seidler, London
Apr 24, 2012
I've just been using this myself, and for some reason it's not working, so had to change _defaultLocation line thus:
_defaultLocation = Case ( IsEmpty(_defaultLocation) ; "" ; Position ( _defaultLocation ; ":" ; 0 ; 1) or Position ( _defaultLocation ; "/" ; 0 ; 1); "\"" & Substitute ( ":" & _defaultLocation & ":" ; ["::"; ":"] ; [":" ; "/"] ; ["//"; "/"]) & "\"" );
bit of a pain, thought i'd thoroughly tested it, but maybe i changed system since i last used it...
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