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TrFile_SetFinderComment (function reference)

By January 1, 2021January 26th, 2021Online Help, Troi File Plug-in
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Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro


Sets the the finder comment of a file (Mac OS only)

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TrFile_SetFinderComment ( switches ; filePath ; comment )


switches not used, reserved for future use. Leave blank or put "-Unused"
filePath the path to the file
comment the text of the comment to set

Returned Result

Data type returned

Error code


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 comment was set
$$-43 fnfErr File not found
$$-50 paramErr There was an error with the parameter

Other errors may be returned.

Originated in

Troi File Plug-in 9.0


FileMaker Pro 16 to 19


Set Field [ result ; TrFile_SetFinderComment ( "-unused" ; "Hard Disk:test.doc"; "Hello Get Info!" ) ]

This command will set the Mac OS Finder comment of a test.doc to “Hello Get Info!”.
You can see the set comment in the Finder, with File -> Get Info.

Used in example file


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