Introduced With FileMaker 8
Returns A Number Result
Although there are three possible options, the Get(UseSystemFormatsState) function returns a Boolean result in regards to the setting of System Formats via the File Options dialog box.
Basically, the Get(UseSystemFormatsState) function returns a 1 if the “Always use current system settings” option is checked. Otherwise this function will return a 0.
These settings take into account some regional aspects for number, date and times settings. I had run into this when working on JobPro, a popular FileMaker production solution sold by SoftTouch Technologies. Since the package was designed in Ireland, I had some problems with currency formatting for my United States customer. This setting allowed me to make sure the currency settings default to our dollar format.
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