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Calls a global function given the name with FileMaker values.

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JavaScript 11.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "JS.CallFunctionValues"; JSRef; Name { ; Parameters... } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
JSRef The JavaScript reference number. $js
Name The name of the function. "test"
Parameters... Value to pass as parameter. Optional


Returns value or error.


Calls a global function given the name with FileMaker values.
Parameters are passed to the function. Please pass as many parameters in FileMaker as needed.
Numbers are passed as number and other values are passed as text.
If the function needs more parameter, undefined values are used to fill up.
If the function needs less parameters, additional ones are dropped.

Returns the result of the function converted to FileMaker, e.g. as text or number value.

If you like to use JSON instead, please use JS.CallFunction. Or pass JSON as string and let JavaScript decode it as part of the function.

This function takes variable number of parameters. Pass as much parameters as needed separated by the semicolon in FileMaker.
Please repeat Parameters parameter as often as you need.


Call function with values:

MBS( "JS.CallFunctionValues"; $$js; "Concat"; "Hello"; "World" )

Example result: Hello World

Call Concat function:

// this
MBS( "JS.CF"; "Concat"; Value1, Value2)

// is same as
MBS( "JS.CallFunctionValues"; "js"; "Concat"; Value1, Value2)

// which is same as
MBS( "JSON.GetValue"; MBS( "JS.CallFunction"; "js"; "Concat"; MBS( "JSON.CreateValue"; Value1 ), MBS( "JSON.CreateValue"; Value2 )))

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Created 4th June 2021, last changed 14th July 2022

JS.CallFunction - JS.Evaluate