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resolve ( name )

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Pablo Bacherer, Itekpro

Easy way to resolve names to values inside scripts. Can be used from any context without creating relationships

Sample Input:
resolve ("wheather1")
Sample Output:

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


Aditional details:

There should be a "table" with fields ID,name,value. ID is of type number with auto enter serial enabled. Other fields are text type.

valuelist.names is a value list based on field "names" from "table". Settings: display values from second field "ID", Sort values using second field.

valuelist.values is a value list based on field "values" from "table". Settings: display values from second field "ID", Sort values using second field.

I came up with this function because I wanted to have parameters in scripts that resolve to values contained in a table and hate creating new relationships for every reference from different table instances the scripts are running from.

So far I tested it with no problems. I copied part of the code of this function

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


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comment, VR
November 12, 2013 1:18pm

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