This is not a FoxWeb-specific problem, but rather a VFP nuisance. You can call procedures in another directory with the DO statement by including a full path name, but you cannot do this if you are trying to receive results from a function:
You can work around the problem by including all your utility functions in a single PRG file and using the SET PROCEDURE TO PrgFile command. This will allow you to call a function without having to specify a path:
FoxWeb Support Team
Sent by John Potter on 05/02/2002 07:24:50 AM:
Calling a function is simple enough:
Works like a champ. htmlHeader.prg is in the current directory.
Not so simple though when the function is in a different directory than the calling program. Say, the relative path to the function I want to call is '.\fooBar\'
I get the error message "Function name is missing )."
To make things more interesting, the relative path has to be contained in a variable. Thus, what I really want to do is something like this:
Nothing seems to work.
I hope you can tell me what will work.
Thanks in advance.