FileMaker Pro has a very powerful calculation engine built into it. The calculation engine is exposed to us in a number of ways: calculation fields, script steps, conditional formatting, filtered portals, web viewers, chart objects, etc. But it can be a challenge to determine precisely when various kinds of calculations will refresh, and what causes them to refresh. This session is a survey of the various places where the calculation engine is exposed to us, and an exploration of what exactly causes calculations to refresh their values, and when.
Products & Technologies
- FileMaker Pro Advanced
What You Will Learn
- Unravel the mystery of how and when calculations update in FileMaker Pro - the Dependency Tree
- A brief survey of where the calculation is exposed to you in FileMaker Pro
- Uncover which script step(s) will cause calculations to refresh, and under which circumstances
- By discovering this convoluted behavior, you can better prepare your solutions for updating calculations