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.
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|
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 revealed in the Finder or Explorer|
|$$-35||nsVolErr||No such volume (Wrong disk name or not mounted)|
|$$-43||fnfErr||File not found|
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 “filewin:/C:/MyFiles/mydata.doc”.
Launch File [ Select ; $ErrorCode ; "C:\readme.doc" ]
This will open the file in the application Microsoft Word.
Related script steps
Troi File Plug-in online help (overview)