Copies a file to the specified path.
Copy File [ Select ; Result (error) ; Source filePath ; Destination filePath ]
|Select entire contents||replaces the contents of a field with the result. If not checked the result replaces the currently selected portion of the field|
|Result (error)||an error code|
|Source filePath||the path to the file to copy|
|Destination filePath||the path where the file must be copied to|
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 file was copied|
|$$-43||fnfErr||Source file not found, or destination directory does not exist|
|$$-48||dupFNErr||Destination file already exists|
|$$-4254||returnInPathErr||The path contains an illegal return character|
|$$-1||genericErr||The file could not be copied|
Other errors may be returned.
Troi File Plug-in 9.0
FileMaker Pro 16 to FileMaker Pro 2023
You can use FileMaker styled paths, like “filemac:/MacHD/folderA/test.txt”.
Use the Delete File script step to delete a file first if it exists. See also the script step Show Save File Dialog to get a Filepath for a file.
Assume your C disk already contains a file “Testtext.txt”. We assume that a global field gErrorCode is defined. Create the following script:
Copy File [ Select ; gErrorCode ; "C:\Testtext.txt" ; "D:\MyFiles\TestDupl.txt" ) ]
This script will copy the file “Testtext.txt” to the “TestDupl.txt” file in directory “MyFiles” on the D: disk. On macOS the paths will be of the form “Mac HD:MyFiles:TestDupl.txt”.
We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:
gErrorCode Global, number gSourceFilePath Global, text gDestFilePath Global, text
gSourceFilePath should contain the path to an existing file, for example “D:\Logs\Log01.TXT” (Windows) or “Mac HD:Logs:Log 1” (Mac). gDestFilePath should contain the path to the destination and should not exist, for example “D:\Logs\L2000_01.TXT” (Windows) or “Mac HD:Logs:Log 2000_01” (Mac). In a script add the following script step:
Copy File [ Select ; gErrorCode ; gSourceFilePath ; gDestFilePath ]
This will copy the source file to the path indicated in the gDestFilePath.
Related script steps
|Show Save File Dialog|
|Show Select File Dialog|