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Debug ( )

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Matt Petrowsky, ISO FileMaker Magazine

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

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 =

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced'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.

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

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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!

Mike Beargie, Columbus, Oh
July 07, 2017 5:39am

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