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Sets script trigger.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
MapView 9.3 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "MapView.SetScript"; MapView { ; Filename; ScriptName } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
MapView The map view reference number. $$MapView
Filename The database file name where the script is located. "test.fmp12" Optional
ScriptName The script name. "MyScript" Optional


Returns OK or error.


Sets script trigger.
Script is called for pins with identifiers when clicked.
With version 9.5, we start passing JSON with various values included. Version 9.3 and 9.4 only pass annotation identifier.

The JSON includes mapViewID, annotationIdentifier, latitude, longitude, mouseInViewX, mouseInViewY, mouseInWindowX, mouseInWindowY, mouseLocationX, mouseLocationY, reason and overlayIdentifiers.

overlayIdentifiers are found by bounding rectangles, so we don't check polygons or circles exactly!

The JSON contains an entry reason for why the script was called including Touch, Click, AnnotationMoved, and AnnotationSelected.

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.


Set script:

Set Variable [ $$MapView ; Value: MBS("MapView.CreateWithControl"; 0; "PlaceHolder") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("MapView.SetScript"; $$MapView; Get(FileName); "PinClicked") ]

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This function is free to use.

Created 6th June 2019, last changed 13th November 2021

MapView.SetRotateEnabled - MapView.SetScrollEnabled