Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

Debug ( )

Used to output environment data within a Show Dialog script step.

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  Sample input:
Debug ( )
  Sample output:
App Version = 9.03
Host Name = my_filemaker_server
Account = Admin
Script Param = some value
Script Result =
Last Error = 0
Last ODBC =
Layout = Customer Invoices
Open Records = 0
Record Modified = 0
Active Field =
Active Field Table =
Active Layout Object =
Local time = 1/29/2008 12:17:53 PM
Host time = 1/29/2008 12:17:53 PM
$counter =

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

A very simple function which can be used while debugging scripts. Simply insert a Show Dialog within the script you are debugging and call the Debug() function to get details about the current environment.



Mike Beargie   Mike Beargie, MainSpring, Inc.
Jul 7, 2017
Note that Get(LastODBCError) will fail on filemaker 15+ as it has been replaced with the Get(LastExternalErrorDetail) function. Easy fix but something of note!
João Coutinho   João Coutinho
Nov 28, 2018
I add to the function

"Device = " & Get ( PersistentID ) & "" & ¶ &

Great help this CF.

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