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Old January 4th, 2021, 11:38 PM
Der Frank Der Frank is offline
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Default CreateResource with incomplete name

hope someone can help me. I want to place a picture via CreateResource.
The input list for fusionpro contains the name e.g "ABC" of the picture.

The actual pdf I want to pick is named "ABC1112" (name + timestamp)
The timestamp may change from time to time, but this shouldn't matter. As long as the picture starts with "ABC" it's the correct one.

Is there any possibility to pick a picture only knowing a part of the PDF-name.

Thanks in advance

P.S. the FP-file will not be used within Marcom Central.
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Old January 5th, 2021, 06:48 AM
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Default Re: CreateResource with incomplete name

You could do something like this:

var filename = Field("name") + Field("timestamp") + ".jpg";
return CreateResource(filename, "graphic", true);

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Old January 5th, 2021, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: CreateResource with incomplete name

If you're asking whether you can do a kind of wildcard-based search for a file on the system, like "ABC*", the answer is No, you can't, not from a rule. You would need to have a separate script or process find the matching file name and provide it to FusionPro as data. Such a workflow generally requires FusionPro Server for automation.
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Old January 7th, 2021, 03:35 AM
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Default Re: CreateResource with incomplete name

Hi Dan,

thanks for your reply. I feared this answer - it's not a regulation within FP, but with the communication to the operating system around.
Your answer helped me, not to run in the wrong direction.

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