Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

ErrorToEnglish ( ErrorNum )

Translate FileMaker error codes to the English language description. Updated for 17. Includes legacy codes.

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Jeremiah Small   Jeremiah Small - Show more from this author
Soliant Consulting, Inc.

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  Sample input:
ErrorToEnglish ( 6 )
  Sample output:
File is read-only

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

This is an easy way to simplify error handling. Simply pass the trapped error to this function and it returns something a human can (sort of) understand. Great for simplifying account management scripts or other complex scripts where you need to trap for errors often.



Jeremiah   Jeremiah, Los Angeles
Apr 14, 2009
On 2009-04-14 I Added FM 10 Error Codes. (Actually, I just re-parsed the entire listing from the FM 10 help text as shown here )

Ralph Nusser   Ralph Nusser, Switzerland
Apr 14, 2011
FileMaker Knowledgebase
FileMaker Server Event Log Messages

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2011 04:03 PM PDT
Jeremiah   Jeremiah, Los Angeles
Aug 13, 2012
Updated for FileMaker 12.
Jeremiah Small   Jeremiah Small, Soliant Consulting, Inc.
Aug 16, 2012
As of now, pro-12-error-code-reference-guide is missing at least two errors:

ErrorNum = 959; "Custom Web Publishing technology disabled (CWP)";
ErrorNum = 960; "Parameter is invalid (CWP)";

These have just been added to the function.
kala cesario   kala cesario, Los Angeles
Feb 13, 2016
my business was needing USPS PS 1583 earlier today and encountered an online platform with an online forms database . If people want USPS PS 1583 too , here's a
Jeremiah Small   Jeremiah Small, Soliant Consulting, Inc.
Aug 20, 2018
This function has been updated for FileMaker 17. See function docblock for change log.

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