Ways To Passover A FileMaker Script Step(S)

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

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With FileMaker Pro Advanced, there is an easy way to disable script steps so that they do not execute when the script is run. There is a Disable button included right into the Edit Script dialog box. You simply need to click the script step(s) you want to disable and click the button.

To turn off the disable feature (or enable the step), simply click the disabled script step(s) and you will notice the disable button has changed into an enable button. Simply click it and the step(s) are good to go!

With the regular version of FileMaker Pro, there is no way to comment out an individual script step so that it does execute when the script is run.

There is a way but it's not a checkbox you can select from any dialog box. The idea is to use the IF script step in front of the script step (or contiguous set of steps) you want to comment out. Then make sure that the portion of the script step or steps you want to comment out are in an area of the IF statement that will always be false. For example, you can put in an IF parameter such as IF ( 1 = 2, then perform, else passover) So it would look something like this ...

Enter Browse Mode []
Go To Layout [Entry]
If ["1 = 2 ]
Perform Find [Restore]
End If

Here the Perform Find step will never execute because it is branched by a statement that will always be FALSE.

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