Chapter 13. Script Triggers

A script trigger enables a developer to specify that a script execute whenever a particular action is performed. Before FileMaker Pro 10, when the script trigger feature was first introduced, scripts were generally initiated either by clicking a button or selecting a menu item. With the exception of the file open and close preferences, initiating a script based on an event previously required the use of a plug-in.

Setting Script Triggers

FileMaker Pro 12 supports 19 script triggers for actions in three major areas:

1. File events, such as opening or closing a window

2. Layout events, such as loading a record or layout

3. Object events, such as entering or exiting a field

For each script trigger event, you specify the ...

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