Get File Exists

Returns 1 (true) if a file exists; otherwise, returns 0 (false).


  • Source file is the path of the file to check. See Creating file paths.
  • Target is the field or variable to store the result. If the variable doesn't exist, this script step creates it (see Using variables).


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

Originated in version 


Example 1 

Sets the Table::Data field to 1 if the file named data.txt exists.

Get File Exists [ "data.txt" ; Target: Table::Data ]

Example 2 

Displays whether a file named change.log exists in the Documents folder.

Set Variable [ $file ; Value: Get ( DocumentsPath ) & "change.log" ]
Get File Exists [ "$file" ; Target: $fileExists ]
Show Custom Dialog [ $file & ": " & If ( $fileExists ; "Exists" ; "Does not exist" ) ]