Specifies the file creator to be used when creating a new file. This creator will be used for subsequent calls to TrFile_CreateFile.
TrFile_SetDefaultCreator ( switches ; Creator )
|switches||not used, reserved for future use. Leave blank or put "-Unused"|
|Creator||The Creator of a file is a 4 character code used to designate the application that created a file. For example: use "ttxt" to create a SimpleText text file|
Data type returned
This function returns an error code.
Troi File Plug-in 1.0
FileMaker Pro 16 to 19
See also the function “TrFile_CreateFile” to create a new empty file.
macOS only. Note that Creator codes and FileTypes are deprecated in macOS, but still supported by the plug-in. Ignored on Windows.
Starting from v3.0.5: if you use “” as creator no creator is used for newly created files.
We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:
gErrorCode Global, number gFilePath Global, text textField text
gFilePath should contain the path to an existing file, for example “D:\Hello.TXT” (Windows) or “Disk1:Hello” (Mac). TextField contains the text you want to write. In a script add the following scriptsteps:
Set Field [ gErrorCode ; TrFile_SetDefaultFileSpec ( gFilePath ) ] Set Field [ gErrorCode ; TrFile_SetDefaultCreator ( "ttxt" ) ] Set Field [ gErrorCode ; TrFile_SetDefaultType ( "TEXT" ) ] Set Field [ gErrorCode ; TrFile_SetContents ( "-Encoding=ASCII_Windows" ; textField ) ]
This will set the default file to your file with a SimpleText FileType and Creator. Then the text is written to the file.
Used in example files
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