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FileMaker® 12 In Depth by Jesse Feiler

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9. Getting Started with Scripting

Scripts in FileMaker Pro

Scripts are sets of stored instructions that specify a series of actions FileMaker should perform when they’re initiated; they’re programs that run within FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Go solutions. They can be just one command in length, or they can be hundreds of commands long.

Scripts do two important things in FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go: They automate internal processes, and they add interactivity to custom user interfaces. Internal processes might consist of creating a batch of monthly invoices, setting the status of sales leads, or exporting data for an aggregated report, for example. By adding interactivity, we refer to the capability to create interface elements (such as buttons ...

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