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GetLayout#(layout name)

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Bill Moseid, Model Masters

Data driven layout navigation. A button calls a script, passing a layout name as a script parameter. Navigation is to that layout.

Sample Input:
layout name
Sample Output:
layout number

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


Purpose: Fetches The Layout Names Of This File, Then Gets The Script Parameter From The Calling Button And Calcs The Number Of The LayoutName Position (1 through n) In The Layoutname List. Last, The Goto Layout Script Step Navigates To That Layout Number.

The function returns a number which is the position of the layout name in the layoutname list. Typical use: Goto Layout[ <by calculation> ] i.e., Attach a button to a script such as: BTN: Goto Selected Layout, Script Step: Goto Layout[ GetLayout# // Custom Function ]

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

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I need help. I want a script that will allow me to navigate to a specific layout in another table. I have a field on layout A in the Table A, that field has a company name, i want a button that will read that company name and will send me to that particular company (the Layout B) in the Table B. So i am thinking i need to choose my layout by calculation and initiate a search in the company field and then make it go to the right layout. But i cant find the right script. If you can help me please.

marie, ottawa
April 25, 2013 8:37am

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