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Creates a new alarm with a relative trigger time.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Events 6.2 Yes No No No Yes
MBS( "Events.NewAlarmWithRelativeOffset"; Offset )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Offset The offset from the event start that the alarm should fire.
in Seconds.


Returns reference number or error.


Creates a new alarm with a relative trigger time.


New alarm in 3 minutes:

MBS( "Events.NewAlarmWithRelativeOffset"; 3 * 60 )

Add display alarm:

Set Variable [$alarm1; Value:MBS( "Events.NewAlarmWithRelativeOffset"; 0 )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Events.Item.AddAlarm"; $c; $alarm1)]

Add alarm with sound 15 minutes before event:

Set Variable [$alarm2; Value:MBS( "Events.NewAlarmWithRelativeOffset"; -15*60 )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "Events.Alarm.SetSound"; $alarm2; "Submarine" )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Events.Item.AddAlarm"; $c; $alarm2)]

See also

Created 10th March 2016, last changed 24th March 2016

Events.NewAlarmWithAbsoluteDate   -   Events.NewCalendar

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