Get Folder Path

Sets a variable to the fully qualified path of a specified folder.

Options 

  • Allow Folder Creation lets users create new folders while they browse the file system.
  • Variable sets a local or global variable to the path of the selected folder. See the Set Variable script step.
  • Dialog title lets you specify a custom name for the folder selection dialog box.
  • Default location lets you specify the path that the folder selection dialog box displays when it opens.

Compatibility 

Product Supported
FileMaker Pro Yes
FileMaker Go No
FileMaker WebDirect No
FileMaker Server No
FileMaker Cloud products No
FileMaker Data API No
Custom Web Publishing No

Originated in version 

14.0

Description 

This script step prompts the user to select a folder, then it sets a variable to the fully qualified path of the selected folder.

In Windows, the path format is /Drive:/<selected folder>/.

In macOS, the path format is /DriveName/<selected folder>/.

Example 1 

Opens a folder selection dialog box that displays the desktop, prompts the user to select the Pictures folder, then sets Products::Pictures Folder to the path of the selected folder.

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Get Folder Path [$FOLDER; "Select the Pictures folder"; Get(DesktopPath)]
Set Field [Products::Pictures Folder; $FOLDER]

Example 2 

Performs a find, prompts the user to select a folder to export to, then loops through records to export files that are in the Products::Picture field.

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Perform Find [Restore]
Get Folder Path [Allow Folder Creation; $FOLDER; "Export to Folder"]
Loop
    Set Variable [$PATH; Value:$FOLDER & Products::Picture]
    Export Field Contents [Products::Picture; $PATH ; Create folders: Off]
    Go to Record/Request/Page [Next; Exit after last: On]
End Loop