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Must Have FileMaker Custom Functions: Fields and Parameters

This FileMaker training video covers a few of our favorite Custom Functions with regards to fields and passing parameters.

Watch the Custom Functions for Platforms and Devices here:
Watch the Custom Functions for Text Cleanup here:

In general, Custom Functions are a way to take something complex, repetitive, or confusing, and replace it with one simple function call.

Passing parameters is a powerful aspect of FileMaker scripts. These tips should give you ideas on streamlining portions of your scripting process.

Sometimes the simplest things can make the world of difference when creating or debugging your solution.

Even if you don’t have an immediate need for these specific Custom Functions, this tutorial video may give you ideas of other places in your solution that can be simplified.

FileMaker Functions utilized in these Custom Functions:
Case ( )
FieldNames ( )
Get ( FileName )
Get ( LayoutName )
Get ( LayoutTableName )
Get ( ScriptParameter )
Get ( ScriptResult )
GetValue ( )
Let ( )
Middle ( )
PatternCount ( )
Position ( )
Set Field By Name ( )
Trim ( )
ValueCount ( )

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1 Comment
  1. Productive Computing says

    I can't believe the confusing/messy way I passed parameters before! This makes it so simple. Never going back!

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