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listen2earth

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WHAT'S THE BASICS HOW TO USE FILE MANIPULATOR
« on: March 31, 2012, 10:42:23 PM »
Hello,

How does this File Manipulator plugin work? This is all knew to me!! i have not found ANY sample solutions from Productive Computing for showing the Basics of all what it can do -- HOW PEOPLE GENERALLY USE IT?

i have a folder with 10 audio files (AppleMac)
i want a script that simply creates the number of records for simply showing each audio file name in a text field called FILEnames. And each record representing One Audio File would simply display its Folder Source Name in a field called FOLDERname. i GOT TO SEE THE BASIC FUNDAMENTAL STEPS BEFORE i CAN START REALLY DOING SOMETHING WITH IT!!!! THANKS MUCH !! 

Kevin Clemons

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Re: WHAT'S THE BASICS HOW TO USE FILE MANIPULATOR
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 12:12:28 PM »
The File Manipulator is a simple utility plug-in that gives FileMaker the power to copy, rename, move or delete files and folders on local or networked drives. 

Key Features Include:

   Copy, Move, Rename and Delete Files
   Get File Size, File Exists, Creation, Modification and Access Date
   Create, Copy, Move, Rename and Delete Folders
   Get Folder Size, File Exists, Creation, Modification and Access Date
   Get Drives and Drive Size
   Get Folder Names (within a drive or a folder)
   Get File Names (within a drive or folder)
   Get Number of Folders and Files
   Get FileMaker Application Path

You will first need to instal the File Manipulator in your FileMaker Extensions folder.
Then you should be able the demo file provided with the plug-in and test it to get a better idea of howit is used.
Please view the developers guide for step by step instructions on how to install and tips for adding the functions to yourvery own database.
Plug-in: http://www.productivecomputing.com/dl/file/FileManipMac.zip
Developers Guide: http://www.productivecomputing.com/docs/docs_library/File_Manipulator/Developers_Guide_File_Manipulator.pdf
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