Category: Get

Syntax: Get ( PreferencesPath )

Parameters: None

Data type returned: Text


Returns the operating system path to a user's preferences and default options folder. In Windows, the path format is /Drive:/Documents and Settings/UserName/Local Settings/Application Data/. In the Mac OS, the path format is /DriveName/Users/UserName/Library/Preferences/.

Note that the user in this case is the operating system user account and should not be confused with the account with which a user logged in to a given database.


Returns /C:/Documents and Settings/Nate/Local Settings/Application Data/ for a user named Nate in Windows.

Returns /MacintoshHD/Users/Eleanor/Library/Preferences/ for a user named Eleanor in the Mac OS.

: FileMaker Specifications

FileMaker 8 Product Line

Specifications and Storage Limits

Field Types and Import/Export Formats

: Calculation Functions

Working with Calculations Primer

Calculation Signatures

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Custom Functions Primer

Useful Custom Functions

: Script Steps

Scripting Primer

Script Step Reference

: Quick Reference

FileMaker Error Codes

FileMaker Keyboard Shortcuts

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FileMaker Server Command Line Reference

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: Other Resources

Where to Go for More Information

FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
ISBN: 0789735113
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 352 © 2008-2020.
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