03. File Actions and File Info [4:36]

Description: This video provides an overview of the “File Actions” and “File Info” tabs using the File Manipulator plug-in.

Transcript:

Let’s take a closer look at File Manipulator operations. First, let’s review File Actions. So I’ve opened the demo file, and I’ve already registered the plug-in in “LIVE” mode.

0:22 Next let’s navigate to the File Actions tab. This tab has basic manipulations like copy, move, rename, and delete. “Copy File” will copy a file from the Source Path to the Destination Path. I’ll go ahead and specify the file in the Source Path. Next I’ll add a Destination Path. If you wish to rename the new file, then add a Destination File name with a proper extension. The Overwrite Flag is “no” by default. Then select the “Copy File” button. A result of 0 means success. Here is the PDF copy just created.

1:20 “Move File” will move a file from the Source Path to the Destination Path. Let’s keep the Source file the same. Then I’ll change the Destination Path. I’ll add a Destination File name with an extension to rename it. Again, the Overwrite Flag is “no” by default. Then select the “Move File” button. Here is the moved and renamed PDF.

2:02 This button will rename a file from the Source Path to the Destination File name. Specify the Source File, and the Destination path is not needed. Then add a Destination File name with an extension. Select the “Rename File” button, and here is the renamed PDF.

2:39 The “Delete File” button will a delete a file from its Source Path. I’ll go ahead and specify the source file to delete. Then select the “Delete File” button.

3:00 Next, let’s take a look at obtaining file information. Here I have the “File Info” tab open. Select a file in the Source Path.

3:21 “Get File Size” will return the size in bytes.

3:26 “Creation Date” will return the date the file was created.

3:32 “Modify Date” returns the date of the last time it was modified.

3:39 “Access Date” gives you the date the file was last accessed.

3:46 “File Exists” will return a 0 if the file exists.

3:53 This button returns the path your FileMaker application is located.

4:02 This is just a brief overview of the features and possibilities of the File Manipulator. For more information please visit http://www.ProductiveComputing.com, review the videos and documentation, and download a demo. Please contact us via email, phone, or browse our forum if you have any additional questions.

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