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Sets script to trigger if plugin call returns an error.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Plugin 8.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "Plugin.SetErrorScriptTrigger"; FileName; ScriptName )   More


Parameter Description Example
FileName The name of the FileMaker File that contains the script. "test.fmp12"
ScriptName The name of the script to run. "MyScript"


Returns OK or error.


Sets script to trigger if plugin call returns an error.
You can call Plugin.CallErrorScriptTrigger to test this.
The script is called with JSON block as parameter and this JSON includes entries for Function, Parameters, Result, UserName, FileName, ScriptName, AccountName, HostName, RecordID, CurrentTimeStamp, LayoutTableName, LayoutName, WindowName and TraceID.

Please note that this function may trigger scripts at unexpected points, e.g. when a calculation in a layout causes an error. See also ErrorLog function.

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.

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This function is free to use.

Created 24th October 2018, last changed 6th September 2022

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