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ListFieldsFromTable (TableOccurrenceName)

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Andrew Duncan, Databuzz

Returns a sorted list of all Field Names for specified Table Occurrence in the current FileMaker Pro v12 file (Table Occurrence can reference external files)

Sample Input:
ListFieldsFromTable ( "Contacts" )
Sample Output:
Contact Name
Contact Name Labels
Home Address 1
Home Address 2
Home City
Home Country
Home Email
Home Phone
Home Postal Code
Home State
Job Title
Location GPS | iOS
Map from URL | Container
Mobile Phone
Photo Placeholder
Photo | Container
Print Selector | iOS
QuickFind | iOS
Result Label Plural
Reverse Geocoding Address | iOS
Sort List Key
Sort Selection
Work Address 1
Work Address 2
Work Address Short
Work City
Work Country
Work Email
Work Phone
Work Postal Code
Work State

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Returns a sorted list of all Field Names for specified Table Occurrence in the current FileMaker Pro v12 file (Table Occurrence can reference external files). Requires FileMaker Pro v12 or higher

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Hey I never use them personally but does anyone have a solution that lists each repetition of repeating fields too?

Joshua Willing Halpern, Los Angeles
November 21, 2016 8:00pm

Is it possible to add the FieldComment functionality into this function?


St. Mellios, Greece
November 11, 2017 3:30am


If you use this syntax:

ExecuteSQL ( "SELECT * FROM FileMaker_Fields" ; "" ; "" )

it will return additional information about the fields, not just the field name like the above custom function. For repeating fields you will get details like this:


where [20] is the number of repetitions.

Andrew, Sydney, Australia
November 12, 2017 10:49pm

The FileMaker_Fields virtual table doesn't return the value for the Field Comment unfortunately - you still have to use the FieldComment function to retrieve this. You could combine these so that you could query the FileMaker_Tables and then the FileMaker_Fields for each table, and build up a list of fields to pass to the FieldComment function, e.g. something like this

FieldComment ( Get ( FileName ) ; GetFieldName ( tableName::fieldName ) )

This blog post has some more details about querying the virtual tables like the above custom function for both tables and fields: l-schemasystem-tables/

Andrew, Sydney, Australia
November 12, 2017 10:57pm

You 're amazing.

Thank you!!!

St. Mellios, Greece
November 13, 2017 1:16pm

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