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ButtonValue ( Number )

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Matt Petrowsky, ISO Productions, Inc.

Useful to make it easier for passing multiple parameters to a script from a button.

Sample Input:
ButtonValue ( 1 )
Sample Output:
New Record

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


This script is very powerful when using multiple parameters on a button.

My preferred method for passing multiple parameters to a script is to use the Let () function within a button parameter. Use a function like the following in your button's optional parameter.

return = "¶"
action = "AddRecord";
value = some_field_value;
value2 = another_value

action & return & value & return & value2


In your script that receives the button call, use conditional statements such as

If [ButtonValue( 1 ) = "AddRecord"] then
do script steps here
Else If [ButtonValue ( 1 ) = "UpdateRecord"] then
do step here like Set Field [SomeField; ButtonValue ( 2 )]
End If

In layouts with minimal actions you can use one script for all actions within that screen.

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

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