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Installs a script trigger to be called when a disk mounts/unmounts.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 5.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "MountNotification.Install"; FileName; ScriptName )   More


Parameter Description Example
FileName The name of the FileMaker File that contains the script. "test.fp7"
ScriptName The name of the script to run. "MyScript"


Returns OK or error.


Installs a script trigger to be called when a disk mounts/unmounts.
Parameter to the script will contain details in a list with several values.
First value is typ of call, "mount" or "unmount".
Second value is native path, on Mac e.g. "/Volumes/TestDisk" and on Windows a drive letter like "E:\".
On Mac third value is user visible name and forth parameter is URL for mount point.

With plugin version 6.0 or newer the script name can be a script ID number. In that case the plugin queries the script name for the given script ID. This allows to call scripts by ID and avoid problems if scripts are later renamed.

Notice: FileMaker 19.2 adds a fmplugin extended privileges. If you have such an extended privileges to allow the plugin to trigger scripts, you need to grant permissions for it. If such a privilege is not defined, the plugin is allowed to trigger scripts. See FileMaker product documentation for details.


Installs notification script:

MBS( "MountNotification.Install"; "test.fp7"; "MyScript" )

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This function is free to use.

Created 24th November 2014, last changed 27th January 2016

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