Launch Application (script step reference)

By May 1, 2017 May 22nd, 2019 Online Help, Troi File Plug-in
Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

Launch Application

Opens an application in the Finder or Explorer.

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Launch Application [ Select ; Result (error) ; FilePath ; Parameters ]

Options

Select entire contentsreplaces 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
FilePaththe path to the application to be launched
Parameters(optional) extra parameters to be sent to the launching application (Windows only)

Returned Result

Data type returned

Error code

Result

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:

0no errorThe application was launched
$$-35nsVolErrNo such volume (Wrong disk name or not mounted)
$$-43fnfErrFile not found
$$-50paramErrParameter error

Other errors may be returned.

Originated in

Troi File Plug-in 9.0

Compatibility

FileMaker Pro 16 to 18

Considerations

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

Example

Launch Application [ Select ; $ErrorCode ; “C:\application.exe” ]

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