The FileMaker GTRR Works Only In Browse Mode

From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
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This is somewhat obvious but it can still get you into some trouble. The GTRR doesn’t work in FIND or PRINT PREVIEW modes. So if you use them in the script, you might want to prelude the GTRR script step with the Enter Browse Mode script step. This way you can have the expected results no matter what mode the user was in when they execute the script.

It’s always a good idea to make sure your user is in the desired mode when they run scripts. You may feel that the Enter Browse Mode in the beginning of the script is enough and many times it is. However, if the script is fairly complex, it never hurts to have that Go To Mode step again right before a section of the script that is critically dependent on it.

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