Assignment of filetypes to unknown file endinds for JMP
Oct 5, 2010 5:08 AM(1202 views)
Dear JMP experts,
my concern is quite simple. Opening a file with a jmp-unknown ending, lets say a file "file.unknown_ending" results in jmp opening 10 instances and terminating with the error message ( in the 11th instance)
"This license of JMP allows a maximum of 10 instances to run at the same time. This is instance number: 11. You may wish to consider purchasing an annual license for JMP. Please contact your JMP account representative."
, leaving the 10 empty instances open.
Opening the file via "File->Open" allows me to open the file. I have to tell jmp the file type (always a txt-file). Then jmp is able to open the file accordingly.
My question is:
How can I tell jmp, that each time I want to open the file with "unknown_ending" as ending, it has to treat this file as a txt file (compare file->open)?
Thanks in advance for your patience with my little beginners question.
thanks a lot PMroz for your help. Thats very kind of you.
Opening the file via "File"-> "Open" and then telling JMP of what type the file is, still works fine. The JSL Source is also set, as described by you.
As I open the file from WinXP, right click "open with ..." using JMP, each time, as described above, the 11 instances open up, but I cannot see the file`s content. The file can only be opened by "File" -> "Open". Unfortunatelly thats really circuitous. I thought there would be a possibilty telling JMP to give him the list of file_ending, which have to be opened in a certain way.
For example to set in the preferences to treat all files, ending with ".xyz", .abcd", ".bak" as txt files. Is that possible?
As an example I can say, that a file whose name is "one.map" for example is opened by the SAS XML Mapper Program. My goal is simply to tell JMP to open also such a file and handle it while opening as a txt file (automatically, when opened out of the explorer by rightclick->open) and not always via the indirection of "File"->"Open")
I really hope that I didnt misunderstand you PMroz, if you already offered me the correct solution. If that was the point, could you please refine your statement a little bit? Please correct me, if I cant see the point here.
Seem partly be a Windows issue. Maybe you can get around that behavior by using a startup script that check if the file is of that particular type and, if so, automatically run a script similar to what PMroz suggested.
For how to set an startup script (must be named jmpStart.jsl), look at p. 133 in the JMP 8 Scripting Guide (I have Mac OS X and can't test it myself, and I have never experienced multiple instances of JMP)