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I am trying to automate something in one of my filemaker files.


I have a field that has the computer name of all of my computers. (About 600 of them)


I am wanting to be able to click on a field and open a program called VNC Viewer.


I figured out how to open the program using a script to call the "Send Event" and it will open my program, but I cannot figure out how to put the paramater with it.


Ex. From the Run command I can type:

"C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\VNCViewer.exe" "computer200"


and the program will open and try and connect to that computer. When I run my script from filemaker it will only open the program, it will not put the "computer200" on to it.


Any ideas or help would be wonderful.




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The calculation "C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\VNCViewer.exe " & fieldname [fieldname being the one where you have the name of the computer stored]


will execute the command line C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\VNCViewer.exe computer200 -when used in a "Send Event" with a calculation [assuming your current record is the one for computer200]


It is important to have the SPACE before closing your quotes, otherwise your command line will look like this:


C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\VNCViewer.execomputer200

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