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FileMaker 9 Developer Reference: Functions, Scripts, Commands, and Grammars, with Extensive Custom Function Examples by Steve Lane, Scott Love, Bob Bowers

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Chapter 4. Overview of FileMaker 8 Features

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Chapter 3, “Overview of FileMaker 8.5 Features,” outlined the new features introduced in FileMaker Pro 8.5. In this chapter, we provide a similar overview of new features and enhancements first introduced in FileMaker Pro 8.

Script Variables

The ability to define script variables is one of the most powerful and far-reaching features added to FileMaker Pro 8. The Set Variable script step supplies the means for defining both local and global script variables. The values assigned to local variables persist only for the duration of a given script, whereas values assigned to global variables persist for the duration of a user’s session (or until they are assigned a null value). You can tell ...

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