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PathToFolder ( Folder , Type )

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Ibrahim Bittar Torres, Eikonsys, S.A. de C.V.

Returns the path for the common places in FileMaker

Sample Input:
PathToFolder ( "Docs" , 1 )

PathToFolder ( "Docs" , 0 )
Sample Output:
filemac:/Ibrahim HD/Users/ibrahim/Documents/


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


This function is meant to save a lot of typing.

During development we need to get the path to a certain folder. If you are working with plugins for web services or ScriptMaster, chances are that you need to strip the hard drive name and this means a lot of typing (see function above).

With this simple function all you have to do is to specify which folder you want the path for and say if you want the "full" path (with filemac or filewin) to use with Export or the "short" path to use with plugins like ScriptMaster.

It admits four possible parameters:

Desktop -> Returns Get ( DesktopPath )
Temp -> Returns Get ( TemporaryPath )
FM -> Returns Get ( FileMakerPath )
Docs -> Returns Get ( DocumentsPath )


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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


This is interesting, But you're not explaining which parameters you need for the function.

Denis, NYC
December 01, 2012 5:34am

The four posible parameters are Desktop, Temp, FMI and Docs.

Ibrahim Bittar Bittar, León
December 01, 2012 2:19pm

/* _Folder2(Folder,Type)
Folder is one of Desktop, Temp, FM, Docs
Type=0: without diskname
Type=1: with diskname

Ibrahim Bittar Torres, Eikonsys, S.A. de C.V.


filesys=Case(Type=1;Case(Get(SystemPlatform)=1;"filemac:&quo t;;"filewin:"));
s elected=PatternCount(Left(param;Position(param;Folder;1;1));"¶") ;
all=Get ( DesktopPath ) & ¶ & Get ( TemporaryPath ) & ¶ & Get ( FileMakerPath ) & ¶ & Get ( DocumentsPath );
filesys & Case(Type; path; Right ( path; Length ( path ) - Position ( path; "/" ; 2 ; 1 ) + 1 ))

William Best, Seattle
December 24, 2012 1:56am

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