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Launch Application (script step reference)

By June 1, 2024June 4th, 2024Online 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 ]


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 application to be launched
Parameters (optional) extra parameters to be sent to the launching application (Windows only)

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 application was launched
$$-35 nsVolErr No such volume (Wrong disk name or not mounted)
$$-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/test.exe”.


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

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