Mac OS X, Windows
FMP 10, 11
File Type: FP7
FileSize: ~ 1.09 megabytes
FileMaker Pro 10 finally installed triggers after almost a decade of waiting for what most developers consider to be a standard database function. Along with the triggers also came the Install onTimer Script function that lets you run a script at any scheduled time. This is a very important function for anyone that’s using a robot computer to process records, send automatic emails, etc. Although the Install onTimer Script function isn’t quite as intuitive as some of the third-party plugins, it’s not too difficult to work with once you know how to manage the critical elements. I always try to avoid plugins whenever possible because of the cost and future compatibility/upgrade issues. With a little extra work it can perform the exact same functions as a plugin and for all intensive purposes will be compatible with all future versions of FileMaker Pro for free.
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