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TrFile_GetDateModified (function reference)

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Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro


Returns the modification date for the file specified by the filePath. The modification date is also displayed in the Finder or Explorer.

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TrFile_GetDateModified ( switches ; filePath )


switches not used, reserved for future use. Leave blank or put "-Unused"
filePath the path to the file for which you want the information

Returned Result

Data type returned



The returned result is the modification date of the file. The date is in the same format as a date field.

An error code might also be returned. An error always starts with 2 dollars, followed by the error code. Returned error codes can be:

$$-43 fnfErr File not found, check if the path is valid
$$-1 genericErr The file could not be found (older versions of the plug-in)

Other errors may be returned.

Originated in

Troi File Plug-in 1.0


FileMaker Pro 16 to FileMaker Pro 2023


You can use FileMaker styled paths, like “filewin:/C:/MyFiles/test.txt”.


Set Field [ modificationDate ; TrFile_GetDateModified ( "-Unused" ; "C:\Test.txt" ) ]

This may return the number 730173 which is equivalent to the date: 23 Feb. 2000.

Example 2

We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:

  modificationDate	date
  gFilePath		Global, text

gFilePath should contain the path to the file, for example “D:\Logs\L2000_01.TXT” (Windows) or “Mac HD:Logs:Log 2000_01” (Mac). In a script add the following script step:

Set Field [ modificationDate ; TrFile_GetDateModified ( "-Unused" ; gFilePath ) ]

This will store the modification date of the file specified by gFilePath in the field modificationDate.

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Online Help Page for Troi File Plug-in for 16 to 2023 –> TrFile_GetDateModified (filep4231) 2023-0601 15:25:40