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Old November 7th, 2017, 09:17 AM
JeremyT JeremyT is offline
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Default Create new folder

I am trying to get FusionPro on the Mac to create a new folder to place output PDFs in.

I've used a similar set up with FusionPro on a PC and FusionPro will create a new folder to output into.

Here is what I have in OnRecordStart

var BranchNumberFormatted = FormatNumber('000', Field("BR #"));

FusionPro.Composition.outputFileFullPathName = "//Volumes/PCCustomers/A/Branch Files/" + BranchNumberFormatted + "/" + outputName;
In the job I have a new branch #581. I would like FusionPro to create a folder named "581" in the "Branch Files" folder.

Any suggestions?

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FusionPro VDP Creator 10.0.16
Mac OS X 10.11.6
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Old November 7th, 2017, 10:48 AM
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Default Re: Create new folder

I see several problems.

First, I don't see where you're actually telling FusionPro to create a new output file (i.e. "chunk" the output) for different records of data. There are two ways to do this: The older way (static chunking) is to check the "Output to multiple files" box (probably set to 1 record per file/chunk in your case) on the Output tab of the Composition Settings, then set FusionPro.Composition.outputFileFullPathName, as you're doing now, but you have to do that in the OnNewOutputFile rule instead of the OnRecordStart rule. The newer way (dynamic chunking) is to call FusionPro.Composition.OpenNewOutputFile in OnRecordStart, either unconditionally to get one output file per record, or with some condition, usually with a call to the FieldChanged function, to arbitrarily "chunk" similar records together into output files.

Second, you have an extra slash at the start of the path. You want to start with just "/Volumes' on Mac, not "//Volumes".

Third, I don't see where outputName is defined. If you want to get the nominal output file name, as specified in the Composition Settings, you can use the FusionPro.Composition.outputFileName property.

So, depending on which chunking method (static or dynamic) described above you want to use, I think you want to do something like this:
// In OnNewOutputFile, with the "Output to multiple files" box checked on the Output tab of the Composition Settings.
var BranchNumberFormatted = FormatNumber('000', Field("BR #"));
FusionPro.Composition.outputFileFullPathName = "/Volumes/PCCustomers/A/Branch Files/" + BranchNumberFormatted + "/" + FusionPro.Composition.outputFileName;
// In OnRecordStart.
var BranchNumberFormatted = FormatNumber('000', Field("BR #"));
FusionPro.Composition.OpenNewOutputFile("/Volumes/PCCustomers/A/Branch Files/" + BranchNumberFormatted + "/" + FusionPro.Composition.outputFileName);
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