`file out` node wrong path

I have this bit of code:

[{"id":"1eae07ed.d651f8","type":"change","z":"a1911aa3.c45be8","g":"b924568e.8a90a8","name":"path","rules":[{"t":"set","p":"path","pt":"msg","to":"log_paths","tot":"global"},{"t":"set","p":"filename","pt":"msg","to":"reboot_logs.txt","tot":"str"}],"action":"","property":"","from":"","to":"","reg":false,"x":960,"y":2240,"wires":[["799a0ae4.20f21c"]]},{"id":"799a0ae4.20f21c","type":"file","z":"a1911aa3.c45be8","g":"b924568e.8a90a8","name":"Log boot","filename":"","appendNewline":true,"createDir":false,"overwriteFile":"false","encoding":"none","x":1120,"y":2240,"wires":[[]]}]

So given the global context is set why is the file being created in ~ as reboot_logs.txt?
it should be msg.path set to global.log_paths.



This is correct - yes?

[{"id":"799a0ae4.20f21c","type":"file","z":"a1911aa3.c45be8","g":"b924568e.8a90a8","name":"Log boot","filename":"","appendNewline":true,"createDir":false,"overwriteFile":"false","encoding":"none","x":1150,"y":2240,"wires":[[]]},{"id":"26943207a7d686da","type":"function","z":"a1911aa3.c45be8","g":"b924568e.8a90a8","name":"Set path/file","func":"var path = global.get(\"log_paths\");\nmsg.filename = path + \"reboot_logs.txt\";\nreturn msg;","outputs":1,"noerr":0,"initialize":"","finalize":"","libs":[],"x":980,"y":2240,"wires":[["799a0ae4.20f21c"]]}]

So you can't use change nodes where you set msg.filename and msg.path and they work any more?

I'm sure they used to.

Though it may explain a couple of rogue files I've found.

The FIle Out node has never used msg.path to set the path. It only uses msg.filename.

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Ok, thanks.

I'm a bigger idiot than I thought.

So the latter is correct? Just wanting to triple check.

Always remember to read the help :slight_smile:


Not sure which 'latter' you are refering to at this point.

You can use the Change node to set any property to anything. You could use a Debug node to verify the properties are being set, rather than assume the node has stopped working.

But that's just it.

I was sure I did.

Somehow another node must/could have done it and I goofed when translating sending messages to this node.

I think I just cocked up big time.

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