Chapter 9. Getting Started with Scripting

In this chapter

Scripts in FileMaker Pro

Creating Scripts

Managing the Scripts Menu

Common Scripting Topics

Triggering Scripts

Working with Buttons on Layouts


FileMaker Extra: Creating a Script Library

Scripts in FileMaker Pro

Scripts are sets of stored instructions that specify a series of actions FileMaker should perform when they’re initiated; they’re programs that run within FileMaker Pro solutions. They can be just one command attached to a button, or they can be hundreds of commands long.

Scripts do two important things in FileMaker Pro: They automate internal processes, and they add interactivity to custom user interfaces. Internal processes might consist of such things as creating ...

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