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Schedule.StartScriptAtTimeStamp

Runs a script in any open FileMaker file.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Schedule 5.2 Yes Yes No No Yes

MBS( "Schedule.StartScriptAtTimeStamp"; TimeStamp; FileName; ScriptName { ; ScriptParameter; RepeatDelay } )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
TimeStamp The timestamp at which to call the script. Plugin checks regularly if time stamp is reaches and calls as soon as current time is greater or equal the given timestamp. So calls can be delayed if FileMaker is busy! Get(CurrentTimeStamp)+60
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
Optional, he Script Parameter to pass to the script
RepeatDelay Optional
The number of seconds after which to repeat the script call.
30

Result

Returns reference number or error.

Description

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.
You define the timestamp at which to call the script. Plugin checks regularly if time stamp is reaches and calls as soon as current time is greater or equal the given timestamp. So calls can be delayed if FileMaker is busy!
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.

Examples

Run script in 10 seconds and than repeat every 10 seconds:

MBS( "Schedule.StartScriptAtTimeStamp"; Get(CurrentTimeStamp)+10; Get(FileName); "testScript"; "time passed"; 10 )

See also


Schedule.StartScriptAtTime   -   Schedule.StartScriptOnIdle

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