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FileMaker® 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference by Bob Bowers, Steve Lane, Scott Love

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Chapter 9. Scripting Primer

About FileMaker Scripting

Scripts are the lifeblood of an interactive FileMaker solution. In this section we try to distill FileMaker scripting down to its essentials.

The ScriptMaker Interface

All script editing is done within the FileMaker ScriptMaker, shown in Figures 9.1 and 9.2. ScriptMaker lives in the Scripts menu and is accessible from the keyboard via Image-Shift-S or Ctrl-Shift-S.

Figure 9.1. The main ScriptMaker dialog shows a list of scripts for a given file. Use this dialog to manage your list of scripts.

Figure 9.2. The ScriptMaker script editing dialog allows you to edit a single script.

The interface ...

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