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Hello Community,

I would like to write a macro which can create a file and record the changes on the models. However, I can't create a file with the method Context.createOutputObject since it's a report function.

I would like to ask is there any method to create a file within the macro?

Thanks in advance!

by Kay Fischbach
Posted on Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:13

Hi there,

as far as I can tell ArisScript itself does not offer any methods to create a file on the client.

However you are not restricted to only using ArisScript - you could use standard Java instead. Granted, I only managed to create a .txt file and write a single word into it - most likely you can find a more impressive way to do things.

var file = new java.io.File(Context.getSelectedOutputPath() + "\\" + Context.getSelectedOutputFile());

var writer = new java.io.FileWriter(file);
writer.write("test");
writer.close();

Context.executeFile(file.toPath()) //executeFile is the ArisScrip way to display files you created

Just don't forget to write the entire class path of a Java class whenever you're using one (so instead of "import java.io.File;" + "File(...);" just write "java.io.File(...);").

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