Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

GetBaseTableName ( fieldOrTO )

Gets the base table name (how it's listed in database management) from a field or table occurance

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  Sample input:
GetBaseTableName ( myTableOccurance::myField )
GetBaseTableName ( "myTableOccurance::myField" )
GetBaseTableName ( "myTableOccurance" )
  Sample output:
"myTable"
"myTable"
"myTable"

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

Uses FileMakers System Tables (https://www.databuzz.com.au/using-executesql-to-query-the-virtual-schemasystem-tables/) to get the base table name from the passed parameter. The parameter can be:

A field reference
A dynamically created field name (or any text string that evaluates to a valid field)
A table occurrence name
Blank (will use the current layout's table occurrence)

 

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