A client requested a list of all user editable fields, specifically those on three screens in a FileMaker 11 based system.
One possibility is to create a DDR (Database Design Report) using FileMaker Pro Advanced.
But by leveraging the PasteboardGet and XPath functions in bBox I can do this nearly instantly by:
1) Add this expression to your Data Viewer, script step, etc:
Let ([ xmlSource = bBox_PasteboardGet (3; 1; "dyn.agk8zuxnqm6"); ig = bBox_XPathInitializeFromText (0; xmlSource); fieldList = bBox_XPathEvaluate ("//FieldObj/Name"); ig = bBox_XPathFinalize ]; bBox_Bash (0; "echo \"$1\" | sort -fu"; "-s"; fieldList) )
2) in Layout mode, select all objects in the layout and Copy into clipboard
3) switch back to browse mode (so that the expression can evaluate)
4) copy the results from #1
As you can probably guess from looking at this, there is zero error checking here.
For FileMaker 12 & 13 use this pasteboard flavor instead: “dyn.ah62d4rv4gk8zuxnqgk”.