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Hi there;


can anyone help me with a maybe simple question.


I'd like to print a layout to a .pdf file and have the filename automatically set i.e. "customerID & date/time".


Thanks Rick

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  • 5 months later...

Hi there;


For example:

I use my estimate number (kp_estimate) as part of the filename.

First I declare the local variable "$filename" and use it than for my print routine.


In the script:


Set variable [$filename; Value:"filewin:/C:/pdf/" &ESTIMATES::kp_estimates &".pdf"]


Save Records as PDF {Restore; No dialog; "$filename", Current record]


hope that is of any help ....

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I notice you both are on different platforms ... instead of hardcoding filewin, you might want to determine the platform:


Set Variable [ $pathPrefix ; If ( PatternCount ( Get ( SystemPlatform ) ; 1 ) ; "filemac:" ; "filewin:" )


... then use $pathPrefix in place of filewin.

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Hi Everyone,


This was also suggested to me by another filemaker user:


Set Variable [ $Counter ; 0 ]

Go To Record/Request/Page [ First ]


Set Variable [ $Counter ; $Counter + 1 ]

Set Variable [ $path ; Case ( Abs ( Get ( SystemPlatform )) = 1 ; "filemac:" ; "filewin:" ) & Get ( DeskTopPath ) & "Week " & $Counter & ".pdf"]

Save Records As PDF [ Restore ; No Dialog ; "$path" ; Current record ]

Go To Record/Request/Page [ Exit After Last ; Next ]

End Loop


Thanks for all your help.

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