Creates a new (empty) folder (subdirectory).
TrFile_CreateFolder ( switches ; folderPath )
|switches||reserved for future use, leave empty or set to "-Unused"|
|folderPath||the path to the folder to create|
Data type returned
The returned result is an error code. An error always starts with 2 dollars, followed by the error code. You should always check for errors. Returned error codes can be:
|0||no error||The folder was created|
|$$-48||dupFNErr||Destination folder already exists|
|$$-1||genericErr||The folder could not be created|
Other errors may be returned.
Troi File Plug-in 1.1
FileMaker Pro 16 to 19
You can use FileMaker styled paths, like “filemac:/MacHD/folder/subfolder”.
Starting with Troi File Plug-in 12.0 you can omit filemac: or filewin: too! Any path starting with a slash will be parsed as a FileMaker style path (of the platform FileMaker is running).
See also the functions: TrFile_SelectFolderDialog to get a folderPath for a folder, and TrFile_CreateFile to create a new empty file.
v6.0 improved the TrFile_CreateFolder function: you can now specify a path and the plug-in will create the folder, including all subfolders in the path that do not exist.
We assume that a global number field gErrorCode is defined. Create the following script:
Set Field [ gErrorCode ; TrFile_CreateFolder ( "-Unused" ; "C:\Data\NewFolder" ) ]
This script will create the folder “NewFolder” inside the Data folder on the C disk.
On macOS this will be:
Set Field [ gErrorCode ; TrFile_CreateFolder ( "-Unused" ; "MyDisk:Data:NewFolder" ) ]
We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:
gErrorCode Global, number gFolderPath Global, text
gFolderPath should contain the path to the folder to be created and should not exist, for example “D:\Logs\Data” (Windows) or “Mac HD:Logs:Data” (macOS). In a script add the following scriptstep:
Set Field [ gErrorCode ; TrFile_CreateFolder ( "-Unused" ; gFolderPath ) ]
This will create the folder specified in the gFolderPath.
Used in example file
Related script step
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