Chapter 8. Adding Buttons, Scripts, and Value Lists

Automation in FileMaker Pro is accomplished via scripts. Scripts are created in a part of FileMaker called ScriptMaker and consist of steps (instructions) that FileMaker executes in sequence. A script can perform a one-step operation, such as switching to a particular layout, or it can contain a complex series of steps, such as selecting a subset of records, sorting them, switching to a report layout, displaying and printing the resulting report, re-sorting the records to their original order, and then returning to the original layout.

There are several ways you can execute a script. First, any script can be listed in the Scripts menu, where it can be chosen in the same way that you choose other ...

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