Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

VariableLocalize ( GlobalVariableName )

Changes the scope of a Global variable to a Local variable of the same name, with the same contents.

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  Sample input:
If $$testVar = 35:
VariableLocalize ( "$$testVar" )
  Sample output:
$testVar = 35 and
$$testVar = null

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

Requires FileMaker 8 or higher.

This function Transfers the contents of a Global Variable to a Local Variable of the same name and clears the original variable.

This is valuable for instances where a Global Variable has been used throughout a process or number of scripts and it no longer needs to exist once the current script completes. Thus the now local variable will be destroyed when the script stops, simplifying cleanup.



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