Copy FileMaker Calculations To Text Files / Data Viewer

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Certified FileMaker Developer

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Sometimes, you cannot get a calculation just right. When you replace the calculation, the previous version is lost forever. Remember, you can always copy a calculation and paste it into a text file. This can be later used as a reference or if you need to email someone for help.

Another thing that you can do with FileMaker Advanced is to copy the calculation to the Watch tab of the Data Viewer. You can put the calculation right into the area where you want to monitor watched values. You can tweak the calculation, click the button to monitor the results, tweak it again, monitor and repeat until the calculation works just right!

Here you can see an expression being evaluated in the Data Viewer.

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