Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

ErrorDescription ( errorNumber )

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

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  Sample input:

ErrorDescription (101)
  Sample output:
Record is missing

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

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.



Tom Guise   Tom Guise, Siso Systems
May 26, 2015
Great function, really handy! FileMaker 14 now shows you the error description within the debugger which is also useful!
Jeremiah Small   Jeremiah Small, Soliant Consulting, Inc.
Aug 20, 2018
Note that ErrorToEnglish has just been updated for FileMaker 17, and also includes legacy error codes.

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