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Delete File

Deletes a file.

See also 

Options 

Target file is the path of the file to delete. See Creating file paths.

Compatibility 

 

Product 

Supported 

FileMaker Pro 

Yes 

FileMaker Go 

Yes 

FileMaker WebDirect 

No 

FileMaker Server 

Yes 

FileMaker Cloud products 

Yes 

FileMaker Data API 

No 

Custom Web Publishing 

Yes 

Originated in version 

18.0

Example 1 

Deletes the change.log file.

Delete File [ Target file: "change.log" ]

Example 2 

Deletes the change.log file. If the file doesn’t exist or another error occurs, the script displays a custom error message.

Set Error Capture [ On ]
Set Variable [ $file ; Value: "change.log" ]
Delete File [ Target file: $file ]
If [ Get ( LastError ) > 0 ]
If [ Get ( LastError ) = 100 ]
Set Variable [ $errorMessage ; Value: "The file doesn’t exist." ]
Else
Set Variable [ $errorMessage ; Value: "Error: " & Get ( LastError ) & ¶ & "The file was not deleted." ]
End If
Show Custom Dialog [ $errorMessage ]
Exit Script [ Text Result: ]
End If
Show Custom Dialog [ "The file was deleted." ]

Related topics 

Create Data File script step

Rename File script step

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