Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

VariableGlobalize ( LocalVariableName )

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

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  Sample input:
If $testVar = 56:
VariableGlobalize ( "$testVar" )
  Sample output:
$$testVar = 56 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 Local variable to a Global variable of the same name and clears the original variable.

This is valuable for instances where a local variable has been used throughout a script and it's then determined that the scope of the variable should persist beyond the current script.

 

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