Getting the Most from Lantica's Sesame Database Manager
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FileFinder2 is an intelligent file system navigator and file finder you can customize for the way you work, your file system, and the kinds of files you normally need to access. You need Sesame 2.0 or later to use FileFinder2.
FileFinder2 is designed as a pop-up mini-form utility that you can pop-up from any Sesame form to quickly locate, select and optionally preview files in your file system. FileFinder optionally copies the selected file name (and it's full path) into the field of your choice. You can also use FileFinder as a standalone application that you run, for example, from a desktop shortcut.
To use FileFinder2 as a pop-up mini-form utility, simply merge it into your existing application. Then, in each form you want to use it with, add a FileFinder command button and program it On Element Entry this way:
Replace WriteLn(vFile) with the name of the field in the underlying form where you want to store the selected file's path. The following will place the selected file path in a field named Resume File:
FileFinder2 Setup Options
Set Drives (optional — required to
find files by drive letter)
Your FileFinder picklist will then display a [Drives] selection you can click on to access all the files that match any of the specified file types (see next option) on any of the listed drives.
Set File Types (required)
For previewing files (see that option below), your computer must associate the file type with a particular program. For example, a doc should open in Microsoft Word; a pdf file in Acrobat.
Set Default File Types (optional)
Set Default File Location (optional)
Set Local Folder Associations (optional)
You can add as many of these plain language file path shortcuts as you like, one per line. Add them in the order you want them to appear on the list. FileFinder will display them preceded by a » character.
Set Server Folder Associations (optional)
Type the description followed by a semicolon (;) then the server filepath. You can add as many of these plain language file path shortcuts as you like, one per line.
Set Starting Local Folder (required
for access to local files)
Set Starting Server Folder (required
for access to server files)
Set Preview Selected File (optional)
Close FileFinder on File Selection
Create New Folder
Price: $89.00 / $29.00 each additional user