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Sets which script is called if a menu item in this menu is selected.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Menu 4.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "MenuItem.SetScriptAction"; item; FileName; ScriptName { ; ScriptParameter } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
item The reference to the menu item. Please create one with MenuItem.CreateMenuItem or MenuItem.CreateSeparator. $item
FileName The filename of file which contains the script. "Menus.fmp12"
ScriptName The name of the script. "MenuScript"
ScriptParameter If you want a specific script parameter.
Default is to leave empty and get the ID fo the menu item.
You can store a value with the menu item via MenuItem.SetTag.


Returns OK or error.


Sets which script is called if a menu item in this menu is selected.
You can use MenuItem.SetScriptAction to associate a script with individual items or use this function for a whole menu.
See also MenuItem.GetScriptFileName and MenuItem.GetScriptName.

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.


Add menu item with script to be called:

Set Variable [$item; Value:MBS("MenuItem.CreateMenuItem"; "Hello World")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("MenuItem.SetScriptAction"; $item; Get(FileName); "MenuScript")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Menu.AddItem"; $menu; $item)]

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 2nd December 2016

MenuItem.SetRequireShift - MenuItem.SetSelectable