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New in version: 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Statistic
Performs a data design report automatically.
|Component||Version||macOS||Windows||Server||FileMaker Cloud||FileMaker iOS SDK|
(old name: FM.RunDataDesignReport)
|UseXML||Pass 1 to use XML or 0 to use HTML for the report.||1|
The path where to save for MacOS.
If you don't specify a path, the last one used in the dialogs will be used.
No longer used on MacOS Mojave/Catalina due to raised security by Apple which prevents us changing the dialog.
Whether to open file when done.
Pass 1 to open file after creating DDR or 0 to not open.
Default is 0.
Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.4 or newer.
The list of filenames to set checkmarks for.
Names must match exactly to be checked.
Returns OK or error.
DescriptionPerforms a data design report automatically.
This must be the last step in a script, because it triggers an asynchronously process to make a report. So the plugin will run the menu command, set the options, press the create button and the save button for you.
If you like to run other things later, simply run a script 5 seconds later with FM.RunScriptLater.
FileMaker and the dialogs may need to be frontmost to have this work well.
May not work if debugger window is visible.
See also FM.RunSaveAsXML for FileMaker 18.
Needs accessibility permissions in system preferences to click save button for MacOS Catalina and may not set path there.
This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
Make a XML report to temp folder on Mac:
Export to desktop:
- MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 10.1pr3
- MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.4pr2
- MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.2pr6
- Version 10.1
- Fixed issue with FM.RunDatabaseDesignReport to work in MacOS Catalina. Needs accessibility permissions in system preferences to click save button.
- Version 9.4
- Added fileNames parameter for FM.RunDatabaseDesignReport on MacOS.
- Version 9.2
Created 15th November 2014, last changed 16th March 2020
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