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Evaluates an expression after a delay.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Schedule 5.2 Yes Yes No No Yes
MBS( "Schedule.EvaluateAfterDelay"; DelaySeconds; Expression { ; ScriptFileName; ScriptName; RepeatDelay } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
DelaySeconds The Number of Seconds to wait before running the script. 10
Expression The expression to evaluate. "Get(CurrentTimeStamp)"
ScriptFileName Optional
The name of the file that contains the script to be run.
ScriptName Optional
The exact name of the script to run.
RepeatDelay Optional
The number of seconds after which to repeat the script call.


Returns reference number or error.


Evaluates an expression after a delay.
Optional, we can start a script with the result of the query.
Please use Schedule.Release later to remove schedule from list. Non repeating scheduled items are free automatically for you.
Our plugin does not provide persistence. You need to schedule things in your scripts if you need them. When FileMaker quits, the plugin forgets the list of schedules.


Try it:

Set Variable [$expression; Value:"MBS(\"Log\"; \"Evaluate works\")"]
Set Variable [$ref; Value:MBS( "Schedule.EvaluateAfterDelay"; 5; $expression )]

Show/Hide format bar in German:

Variable setzen [ $r ; Wert: MBS( "Schedule.EvaluateAfterDelay"; ,1; "MBS( \"Menubar.RunMenuCommand\"; Liste(\"Ansicht\"; \"Formatierungsleiste\") )") ]

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Created 21st May 2015, last changed 28th March 2018

Schedule.ClearSQLResult   -   Schedule.EvaluateAtTime

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