Populate A FileMaker User Interface Global

From Dwayne Wright PMP
Certified FileMaker Developer

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A READER ASKS
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Tom M has left a new comment on your post "DYK: Server Side Scripting can reset a global?":

This is great and I can see how this would be real handy, but I can't figure out how to use this feature to populate a user interface global I just created. It is a graphic container. How would I use a server-side script to set this.

DWAYNE RESPONDS
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Many developers do not use a global field for this kind of need. Instead, they tend to use a single record table for holding graphic elements and a relationship between the tables that need them. You can also have a multiple record table and show a particular graphic based upon the relationship setting.

This approach gives you a great deal of interface related flexibility in a multiple user environment. As long as you take measures to eliminate the possibility of record locking with your graphic table, you can switch out graphics quickly and easily.
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