Creating FileMaker Scripts On The Fly

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP
Certified FileMaker Developer

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Before FileMaker 11, there was no way to create a new script for a button while you were working with the button. In FileMaker 11, this has changed.

For example, lets say you double click a button and this brings up the Button Setup dialog box and the button is assigned to the action of performing a script. You then click the specify button to pick the script you want.

Here you can see a new bank of buttons that allow you to add a new script, delete an existing script or a multiple use button that brings up a contextual menu of ...

New Default Script

This is something that is going to be a big time saver for developers. In the past, you would have to close out of the button setup completely, go to define scripts, finish your work there and then come back to your original button setup needs!
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