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Is there a way to script checking if a file is already open, in a startup file?

So if a user opens the starter file, it can perform the check, and then bypass normal startup proceedures etc etc.

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The DatabaseNames function returns all the names of opens files, paragraph delimited. To look for a file called "HotStuff.fp5" you'd use the function...

PatternCount ( "P" & DatabaseNames & "P", "P" & "HotStuff" & "P" ) > 0

...where the P in "P" is really the paragraph symbol.

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You don't have to separate the pilcrows from the filename, nor is the > 0 portion necessary.

If [PatternCount( "

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I was waiting for somebody to suggest those changes ;-)

I usually separate the pilcrows (never knew there were called that) only to make the string a bit more readable. It also allows the string constant to be replaced with a field name very easily.

But yeah, all good comments.

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