Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

AS_File_exists ( myPath ; result_field )

verifies if a file or directory exists and return a value to a global field (macOS/OSX only)

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Thomas Siebert   Thomas Siebert

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  Sample input:
AS_File_exists ( Get ( DocumentsPath ) ; TableName::FieldName )

AS_File_exists ( "/Users/username/Downloads/" ; TableName::GlobalFieldName )
  Sample output:

if file exists 1 will be returned to a global field.
otherwise 0 will be returned.

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

returns 1 if a file or directory exists
otherwise 0 will be returned

result_field should be a standard text field of the current table or any global field
at least one record is required in a table to return a value to a global field

there is no way writing a result of an AppleScript directly into a FileMaker variable if using the common FileMaker function "perform AppleScript"

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

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

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



Thomas Siebert   Thomas Siebert
Apr 23, 2017
parameters changed:
a global field for returning the result will be referenced directly

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