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Sets the script called when a new location has been detected.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
CoreLocation 2.7 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "CoreLocation.SetUpdateLocationHandler"; FileName; ScriptName )   More


Parameter Description Example
FileName The name of the FileMaker File that contains the script "test.fp7"
ScriptName The name of the script to run "MyScript"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the script called when a new location has been detected.
You can query current location with the other location functions.
You don't need to install this script call to read location. You can always simply call location functions to get last known location.

With plugin version 6.0 or newer the script name can be a script ID number. In that case the plugin queries the script name for the given script ID. This allows to call scripts by ID and avoid problems if scripts are later renamed.

Notice: FileMaker 19.2 adds a fmplugin extended privileges. If you have such an extended privileges to allow the plugin to trigger scripts, you need to grant permissions for it. If such a privilege is not defined, the plugin is allowed to trigger scripts. See FileMaker product documentation for details.


Registers drag action handler:

MBS( "CoreLocation.SetUpdateLocationHandler"; Get ( FileName ); "CoreLocationUpdate")

See also

Example Databases

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This function checks for a license.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 27th January 2016

CoreLocation.SetUpdateLocationEvaluate - CoreLocation.altitude