The “ENV” Custom Field Command

The “ENV” custom field command can be used to determine environmental properties of EasyCatalog, such as the version of InDesign that’s running or the platform (Mac/Windows) that EasyCatalog is running on.

The “ENV” command takes a single parameter, which the name of the attribute you would like to retrieve:

Attribute Description
date The current date in dd/mm/yyy format
version EasyCatalog version number
buildno EasyCatalog build number
username The currently logged-in user name
platform Macintosh or “Windows”
osversion Operating System version number in nn.nn format
decimalpt System’s decimal separator character
thousandssep System’s thousands separator character
datasourcename The name of the data source this custom field belongs to
applicationname “InDesign”, “InCopy” or “InDesign Server”
workspacefolder Workspace folder location
applicationversion InDesign/InCopy/InDesign Server version number
datasourcespecifier The “data source specifier”. The value of this depends on the type of data source being used. If it’s ODBC, for example, it would be the connection string.
datasourcelastsynctime The date/time the data source was last synchronized. This will be a string, in the same format as displayed on the (i) information dialog.