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reading files without dialog box?

July 26, 2013 | 12:39 pm

I’m making a patch that pulls reads data into a coll every hour from a server.

Can I set a timer in Max that works on regular time and not milliseconds?

And, more importantly, can I specify a filepath (the server pushes data to .txt files every hour) for the patch to import from without a dialog box? since this will be an automated installation it needs to run continuously without anybody manually selecting files every hour. Thanks!


July 26, 2013 | 1:47 pm

you could use the [date] object, which can give the current time, and when the hour changes, trigger a "read myPath/myFile.txt" type message.
Something like this:

<code>

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

</code>


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