Popular FileMaker Script Functions

Part of the FileMaker Pro Design & Scripting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A function tells FileMaker what action to perform, and there are a lot of functions available. Take a look at the most commonly used functions and a brief explanation when building scripts in FileMaker Pro:

Function Description
Go to Layout Loads and displays a specific layout
Go to Record/Request/Page Loads and displays a specific record, request, or page
Go to Field Sets the focus on a specific field
Go to Next Field Sets the focus on the next field in the layout tab order
Go to Previous Field Sets the focus on the previous field in the layout tab order
Set Field Stores a value in the field
New Record/Request Creates a new record in the current table
Delete Record/Request Deletes the current record
Move/Resize Window Sets the position and size of the current window
Show/Hide Status Area Toggles the hiding or showing of the status area
Enter Browse Mode Puts the current layout into Browse mode
Enter Find Mode Puts the current layout into Find mode
Enter Preview Mode Puts the current layout into Preview mode
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