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Launch File (script step reference)

By June 1, 2024June 4th, 2024Online Help, Troi File Plug-in
Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

Launch File

Opens a file with the application that has registered it. This is the same application that would open it if you would manually double-click it.

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Launch File [ Select ; Result (error) ; FilePath ]


Select entire contents replaces the entire 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
FilePath the path to the file to be launched

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 file was revealed in the Finder or Explorer
$$-35 nsVolErr No such volume (Wrong disk name or not mounted)
$$-43 fnfErr File not found
$$-50 paramErr Parameter error

Other errors may be returned.

Originated in

Troi File Plug-in 9.0


FileMaker Pro 17 to FileMaker Pro 21 (2024)


You can use FileMaker styled paths, like “filewin:/C:/MyFiles/mydata.doc”.


Launch File [ Select ; $ErrorCode ; "C:\readme.doc" ]

This will open the file in the application Microsoft Word.

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