Can't set where my JSON file gets written to.


    Apr 23 2019 | 2:27 pm
    Hi Max community,
    I want to specify the directory where my json gets saved to, but it keeps saving the file in the application directory. I want it to save it in a folder below where the patch is saved. Below is the code I'm currently using. Can anyone help
    f = new File("DrumClipData.json", "write", "TEXT");
    	if (f.isopen) {
    		post("writing string to file: " + f.filename + "in: " + f.foldername + "\n");
    		f.writestring(JSON.stringify({data: retClips})); //writes a string
    	else {
    		post("could not create file: " + f.filename + "in: " + f.foldername + "\n");

    • daveronan's icon
      Apr 23 2019 | 3:00 pm
      Also, I'd like to add I've tried putting a path before the filename and that doesn't seem to work.
    • daveronan's icon
      daveronan's icon
      Apr 23 2019 | 3:27 pm
      Figured it out. Needed to pass the path correctly using the outlet of the thispatcher object.
    • Jay Walker's icon
      Jay Walker's icon
      Jay Walker
      Apr 24 2019 | 12:43 am
      Just in case someone else is looking for something a bit more basic, you can just reference the full path as a variable.
      var memstr;
      var mem = new Object();
      var UI = new Object();
      var p = "/Users/username/Folder Number 1/writeToJson.json";
      function write(){
      	anything(trackNumber, currentClip, arrayOfParamValues.join(' '));
      	var jase = JSON.stringify(UI,null,'\t');
      	var path = p;
      	var fout = new File(path,"write","TEXT");
      	if (fout.isopen) {
      			post("\nJSON Write",path);
      		} else {
      			post("\ncould not create json file: " + path);