Timed Scripts

Version 2




    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    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.




    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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