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Runs a script in any open FileMaker file.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Schedule 5.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "Schedule.StartScriptAfterDelay"; DelaySeconds; FileName; ScriptName { ; ScriptParameter; RepeatDelay } )   More


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
RepeatDelay The number of seconds after which to repeat the script call. 30 Optional


Returns reference number or error.


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.
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.

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.


Start a script once in 10 seconds:

MBS( "Schedule.StartScriptAfterDelay"; 10; Get(FileName); "testScript"; "Hello World" )

Start a script once in 10 seconds and repeat every 20 seconds:

MBS( "Schedule.StartScriptAfterDelay"; 10; Get(FileName); "testScript"; "Hello World"; 20 )

See also

Example Databases

This function is free to use.

Created 20th May 2015, last changed 27th January 2016

Schedule.SetURL - Schedule.StartScriptAtTime