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Saved Script Options

Scripts tend to mirror the actions a user could perform manually but, obviously, do so without human intervention. It is possible in FileMaker to save find, sort, export, and other actions in a script (hard-coding them, if you will), or to prompt the user for some input to help perform these steps.

The advantages of hard-coding requests should be obvious. If, for example, you need to prepare a report on active real estate listings, it makes sense to have one of your script steps be a Perform Find that returns all the records with a status of “active.” The requirements of your report will rarely change, so you’ll save users time (and possible errors) if you hard-code the find request.


  

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