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34. Introduction to Scripting

Mark Munro

(1)Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

FileMaker has extensive scripting capabilities, making possible a richly interactive interface with automation-assisted functionality. Tables store information; layouts display information; and scripts navigate, analyze, manipulate, repurpose, and share information.

A script, sometimes called a macro, is a developer named and assembled sequence of customizable action steps that are stored for later execution. Scripts can perform simple tasks like navigating, searching, sorting, and inserting. They can perform complex tasks that manipulate or compile information from ...

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