Returns the Creator for the file specified by the filePath.
TrFile_GetFileCreator ( 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|
Data type returned
Creator: The Creator of a file is a 4 character code used to designate the application that created a file. For example: FileMaker Pro 7 creates database files with a Creator “FMP7”.
Troi File Plug-in 1.0
FileMaker Pro 16 to FileMaker Pro 2023
This function is not available in Windows.
See also the function “TrFile-GetFileType” to get the FileType.
If the creator is empty the function returns: “0000” (4 zero’s) .
Set Field [ result ; TrFile_GetFileCreator ( "-Unused" ; "KES:readme" ) ]
This will (probably) return “ttxt” which is the Creator for the SimpleText application.
We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:
creator text gFilePath Global, text
gFilePath should contain the path to the file, for example “Mac HD:Logs:Log 1” (Mac). In a script add the following script step:
Set Field [ creator ; TrFile_GetFileCreator ( "-Unused" ; gFilePath ) ]
This will store the Creator of the file specified by gFilePath in the field “creator”.
Used in example file