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FM.VariableSet

Stores a named variable that can be retrieved later using FM.VariableGet.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
FM Variables 1.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "FM.VariableSet"; Name; Value )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Name the name of the variable
Value the value to assign to the variable

Description

Stores a named variable that can be retrieved later using FM.VariableGet.
Unlike the variables that were introduced in FileMaker 8 these variables are not limited to the File or Script. In other words they can be retrieved from any file in the system regardless of where they were declared. All values are stored in their native data types (up to version 4.4 only text). You will need to convert them to the desired type when you want use them with comparison or math operators.

Use FM.VariableClear to clear the variables or FM.VariableClearAll to clear them all. FM.VariableList returns list of all defined variables.

Examples

Set a variable

MBS( "FM.VariableSet" ; "myVar"; "Hello" )

See also

Example Databases


FM.VariableReset   -   FSEvents.Create

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