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Put the path name in quotes and it should work. Open URL [No dialog; "path"]

You can also specify a field instead of hard-coding the path, which can be useful if you want to have different records opening different folders.

Send Event is a script step found in the Miscellaneous category, just a few steps below Open URL.

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Ok sorry, I'll expand a bit.

1. Create a button.

2. Righ click on the button and choose: Button Setup.

3. Scroll way down. Near the bottom is Sent Event. Choose that.

4. Push Specify.

5. Choose Calculation.

6. In here enter "iexplore.exe c:folderfolder"

7. Choose Ok or save to everything else.

That should be it. If you click on the button it should open that folder using the Windows Explorer.

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-Queue-, you said: "You can also specify a field instead of hard-coding the path, which can be useful if you want to have different records opening different folders."

Can you give an example of this script step with a field instead of the path?

Many thanks.

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The difference between a URL being hard coded, and having the URL as data in a field, would look something like this.

Open URL with URL address Hard Coded

Open URL [ "http://www.fmforums.com/forum/showforum.php?fid/130/" ] [ No dialog ]

Open URL with address in a Field

Open URL [ [color:blue]Your URL Field ] [ No dialog ]

The field, [color:blue]Your URL Field, has the URL information.

When a URL address is in the field, it can be different URL for each record, therefore one script will open any address in the Field. Hard Coded requires a different script for each URL.

Hope you are following this, let me know if not.

Lee

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