Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

AS_File_Open ( myPath ; myOptions )

opens files or folders using AppleScript with a shell command (Apple only)

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  Sample input:
Perform AppleScript [ AS_File_Open ( "filemac:" & Get ( DesktopPath ) & "file.csv" ; "" ) ]
  Sample output:
Opens the file "file.csv" from the desktop with the standard application

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

(Apple only)

Open a file with the standard application or open a folder

U shall use a standard POSIX path or a common FileMaker paths like:
"filemac:" & Get ( TemporaryPath ) & "file.csv"

The script removes prefixes like "filemac:" or the name of the start volume like "/Macintosh HD/" automatically.

Use the ScriptStep "Perform AppleScript" using the option "Calculated AppleScript"
You also shall use "Perform AppleScript" directly from a button.



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