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Saturday
Feb022008

FILEMAKER: The Get(TotalRecordCount) Function

From Dwayne Wright
www.dwaynewright.com
info@dwaynewright.com

Get(TotalRecordCount)
Introduced With FileMaker 7
Returns A Number Result

The Get(TotalRecordCount) function will return the sum count of all the records in the current FileMaker table as viewed by the foremost layout window. The current table will refer to the source table that is attached to the table occurrence in the current layout. The calculation will need to be unstored in order to be accurate when viewed on the layout. It will count the current users uncommitted records as well as the records that are in the index.

In some layout designs, the status area is hidden from the user. This can be done for security reasons or the developer wants to maximize the use of the screen real estate. Many times this function is used when someone is mimicking the information shown in the status area in browse mode.

© 2010 - Dwayne Wright - dwaynewright.com
The material on this document is offered AS IS. FileMaker Pro is the registered trademark of FileMaker Inc.

Friday
Feb012008

FILEMAKER: The Get(TextRulerVisible) Function

From Dwayne Wright
www.dwaynewright.com
info@dwaynewright.com

Get(TextRulerVisible)
Introduced With FileMaker 9
Returns A Number Result

The Get(TextRulerVisible) is a very straight forward function that will return a 1 if the Text Ruler is in use (visible) at the moment and will return a 0 if it is not.

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More info about the author and FileMaker in general, contact me at info@dwaynewright.com.

© 2008 - Dwayne Wright - dwaynewright.com

The material on this document is offered AS IS. There is NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, expressed or implied, nor does any other contributor to this document. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. Consequential and incidental damages are expressly excluded. FileMaker Pro is the registered trademark of FileMaker Inc.

Thursday
Jan312008

FILEMAKER: The Get(TemporaryPath) Function

From Dwayne Wright
www.dwaynewright.com
info@dwaynewright.com

Get(TemporaryPath)
Introduced With FileMaker 9
Returns A Text Result

The Get(TemporaryPath) function will return the text of the path to the current OS user's temporary folder commonly used by FileMaker Pro. This is handy when you are importing and exporting routines and want to have those files in a place that shouldn’t disrupt anything else on that users machine.

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More info about the author and FileMaker in general, contact me at info@dwaynewright.com.

© 2008 - Dwayne Wright - dwaynewright.com

The material on this document is offered AS IS. There is NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, expressed or implied, nor does any other contributor to this document. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. Consequential and incidental damages are expressly excluded. FileMaker Pro is the registered trademark of FileMaker Inc.

Tuesday
Jan292008

FILEMAKER: The Get(SystemVersion) Function

From Dwayne Wright
www.dwaynewright.com
info@dwaynewright.com

Get(SystemVersion)
FMP Version: FileMaker 7
Returns A Text Result

The Get(SystemVersion) functon will return a result that matches the current system number of the current users machine running FileMaker. For example, right now this function is returning 10.4.11 because that is the Macintosh OS version I am running at the moment. This will of course change over time as new versions of operating systems are introduced.
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More info about the author and FileMaker in general, contact me at info@dwaynewright.com.

© 2008 - Dwayne Wright - dwaynewright.com

The material on this document is offered AS IS. There is NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, expressed or implied, nor does any other contributor to this document. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. Consequential and incidental damages are expressly excluded. FileMaker Pro is the registered trademark of FileMaker Inc.

Tuesday
Jan292008

FILEMAKER: The Get(SystemPlatform) Function

From Dwayne Wright
www.dwaynewright.com
info@dwaynewright.com

Get(SystemPlatform)
FMP Version: FileMaker 7 And Higher
Returns A Number Result

This function will return a numeric result that represents the platform the current user is working with FileMaker. This function is normally used for script branching when a script step may be incompatible with one of the platforms in use.

Windows XP or Vista returns a -2
Macintosh OSX running on the PowerPC processor will return a -1
Macintosh OSX running on the Intel processor will return a 1

Please note that this function may evolve as new operating systems are introduced and supported. Which is one of the reasons this function is useful. When a new OS comes out, it may have incompatibilities with FileMaker and/or a third party plug-in.

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More info about the author and FileMaker in general, contact me at info@dwaynewright.com.

© 2008 - Dwayne Wright - dwaynewright.com

The material on this document is offered AS IS. There is NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, expressed or implied, nor does any other contributor to this document. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. Consequential and incidental damages are expressly excluded. FileMaker Pro is the registered trademark of FileMaker Inc.

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