Chapter 11. FileMaker Error Codes

Error Codes in FileMaker

FileMaker can generate quite a number of possible errors in the course of a script. FileMaker generates errors at various times, such as during normal use of the application—but in general these errors are reported directly to the user, via a dialog box. It’s only during scripting, or during certain interactions with the Web Publishing Engine, that developers are in a position to trap and examine the error codes FileMaker generates. To do so requires that Error Capture be set to On during the script, and that the script developer use the Get(LastError) function to inspect any possible errors.

The error list in the tables that follow is broken into two groups: those that can arise during ...

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