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FM.RunScriptLater

Runs a script in any open FileMaker file.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
FM 1.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "FM.RunScriptLater"; DelaySeconds; FileName; ScriptName { ; ScriptParameter } )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example Flags
DelaySeconds The Number of Seconds to wait before running the script. 10
FileName The name of the file that contains the script to be run Get(Filename)
ScriptName The exact name of the script to run "TestScript"
ScriptParameter Optional, he Script Parameter to pass to the script Optional

Result

Returns OK on success or error message on failure.

Description

Runs a script in any open FileMaker file.
You can also pass a text string to the Script as a Parameter. The parameter can be retrieved by using Get(ScriptParameter) in the script that plug-in is calling.

see also Schedule.StartScriptAfterDelay, FM.RunScriptIdle, FM.RunScript and Schedule functions.


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.

FileMaker 19.2 adds a fmplugin extended privileges. You my need to add such an extended privileges to allow the plugin to trigger scripts. See FileMaker product documentation for details.

Examples

Trigger a script later

Let(
[
/*-----------------PARAMETERS--------------------*/
DelaySeconds = 5;
FileName = Get ( FileName );
ScriptName = "Triggered Script Demo 2";
ScriptParameter = "Some Data"
];
/*-------------------FUNCTION----------------------*/
MBS(
"FM.RunScriptLater";
DelaySeconds;
FileName;
ScriptName;
ScriptParameter
)
)

See also

Example Databases

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 16th September 2019


FM.RunScriptIdle - FM.SQL.Avg

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