Copies a folder to the specified folder path.
Copy Folder [ Select ; Result (error) ; Source folderPath ; Destination 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|
|Source folderPath||the path to the folder to copy|
|Destination folderPath||the path where the folder 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 folder was copied|
|$$-43||fnfErr||Source folder not found, or parent folder of destination folder does not exist|
|$$-48||dupFNErr||Destination folder already exists|
|$$-1234||The destination is inside the source|
|$$-1407||The source is not a folder|
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:/dir/subdir”.
Use the Delete Folder script step to delete the destination folder first if it exists.
Assume your C disk already contains a folder “TestFolder” and a folder “MyFiles”. We assume that a global number field gErrorCode is defined. Create the following script:
Copy Folder [ Select ; gErrorCode ; "C:\TestFolder" ; "C:\MyFiles\CopiedFolder" ]
This script will copy the folder “TestFolder” and its contents to the “CopiedFolder” folder inside the folder “MyFiles” on the C: disk. On macOS the paths will be of the form “Mac HD:MyFiles:CopiedFolder”.
Notice that the destination folder has been renamed too.
We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:
gSourceFolderPath Global, text gDestFolderPath Global, text gErrorCode Global, number
gSourceFolderPath should contain the path to an existing folder, for example “D:\Logs\” (Windows) or “Mac HD:Logs:” (Mac). gDestFolderPath should contain the path to the destination and should not exist, for example “D:\Logs\L2007_12” (Windows) or “Mac HD:Logs:Log 2007_12” (Mac). In a script add the following script step:
Copy Folder [ Select ; gErrorCode ; gSourceFolderPath ; gDestFolderPath ]
This will copy the source folder to the path indicated in the gDestFolderPath.
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