Creates a new (empty) folder (subdirectory).
Create Folder [ Select ; Result (error) ; FolderPath ]
|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|
|folderPath||the path to the folder to create|
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 folder was created|
|$$-48||dupFNErr||Destination folder already exists|
|$$-1||genericErr||The folder could not be created|
Other errors may be returned.
Troi File Plug-in 9.0
FileMaker Pro 16 to 19
You can use FileMaker styled paths, like “filemac:/MacHD/folder/subfolder”.
See also the script steps Show Select Folder Dialog to get a folderPath for a folder, and Create File to create a new empty file.
You can specify a path and the plug-in will create the folder, including all folders in the path that do not exist.
We assume that a global number field gErrorCode is defined. Create the following script:
Create Folder [ Select ; gErrorCode ; "C:\Data\NewFolder" ]
This script will create the folder “NewFolder” inside the Data folder on the C disk.
On macOS this will be:
Create Folder [ Select ; gErrorCode ; "MyDisk:Data:NewFolder" ]
We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:
gErrorCode Global, number gFolderPath Global, text
gFolderPath should contain the path to the folder to be created and should not exist, for example “D:\Logs\Data” (Windows) or “Mac HD:Logs:Data” (macOS ). In a script add the following scriptstep:
Create Folder [ Select ; $ErrorCode ; gFolderPath ]
This will create the folder specified in the gFolderPath and store the error code in the variable $ErrorCode.
Related script steps
|Show Select File Dialog|
|Show Select Folder Dialog|