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Returns a list of all files and folders in the Documents folder returned by the Get(DocumentsPath) function.


Get ( DocumentsPathListing )



Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 10.0


Each pathname in the Documents folder is listed separated by a line break. Files and folders are named according to FileMaker Pro Advanced naming conventions.

Use Get(DocumentsPathListing) with the Import Records script step and Export Records script step to determine if a file exists in the Documents folder before using the Open File script step to open the file. Get(DocumentsPathListing) ensures that multiple scripts can safely read from and write to the same FileMaker Pro Advanced database.


In FileMaker WebDirect, the FileMaker Data API, and Custom Web Publishing, this function is not supported and returns an empty string.

Example 1 

For FileMaker Server, returns the following pathnames:

In Windows:

/C:/Program Files/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/lastmonthsales.xlsx
/C:/Program Files/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/forecastsales.xlsx
/C:/Program Files/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/SAP
/C:/Program Files/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/SAP/sap001.txt
/C:/Program Files/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/SAP/sap002.txt

In macOS:

/Macintosh HD/Library/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/lastmonthsales.xlsx
/Macintosh HD/Library/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/forecastsales.xlsx
/Macintosh HD/Library/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/SAP
/Macintosh HD/Library/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/SAP/sap001.txt
/Macintosh HD/Library/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/SAP/sap002.txt

For FileMaker Cloud products, returns the following pathnames:

/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/lastmonthsales.xlsx
/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/forecastsales.xlsx
/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/SAP
/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/SAP/sap001.txt
/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/Data/Documents/SAP/sap002.txt

Each part of the path may vary from these examples, so don't rely on the path to follow a particular pattern.

For an example script, see Export Records script step.

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