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ErrorDescription ( errorNumber )

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Andrew Duncan, Databuzz

Returns the English description for the FileMaker Pro v14 error number returned by the Get ( LastError ) function

Sample Input:

ErrorDescription (101)
Sample Output:
Record is missing

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Returns the English description for the error number returned by the Get(LastError) function. Useful for displaying a more meaningful error message to users or for debugging/error logging. Updated for all the new error codes in FileMaker Pro v14.

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Great function, really handy! FileMaker 14 now shows you the error description within the debugger which is also useful!

Tom Guise, Siso Systems
May 26, 2015 8:10am

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