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Creating a PDF on Filemaker Server and copying it to a Path.

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With Filemaker Server 17 is it possible to trigger a Scrip that would create a PDF from a report layout. Then copy that file to another mapped directory on that server? I saw an example with RemoteScripter that would allow you to trigger the script from a workstation. Was wondering if it could now be done with just filmmaker server 17?

We have created some thing that works fine on the Workstation but you have to be in the office for it to work.

 

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Which operating system on the server?

The "trigger" part would mean using PSoS (perform script on server) from the client, and not a server-side schedule (which is also an option whereby the user adds a record to a queue table and the server-side schedule processes the queue on a schedule).

FMS itself can do server-side PDF generation in either its own temp folder or its own documents folder.  If you need to have that PDF then moved to somewhere outside of the server then you'll have to deal with the permissions issues with that and with the mechanism.

When using PSoS you'll likely need a plugin to move the file.  With a server-side schedule you can use the OS to move it for you (using a script sequence type of schedule).

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