BEG07 - Variables 101 - Mike Duncan

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Mike Duncan (Soliant Consulting)

Session Description

This session is an introduction to FileMaker variables. Learn about different types of variables, how to use them, and how they compare to fields with global storage enabled. We will demonstrate methods of defining a variable, including the Set Variable script step and a Let statement. Explore how a variable can be used to reference an external data source, or file path to import or export data. Also in this session, we look at some real world examples of using variables in your custom apps. Walk away with practical knowledge that you can apply immediately.

What you should know

No prior knowledge is required. This session is meant for the beginner but we will also be covering a few more advanced techniques that an intermediate developer can use.

Products & Technologies

  • Pro/Advanced
  • Go
  • Server
  • WebDirect

Session Materials

  • Materials are attached, and also linked below.

What You Will Learn

  • How to define a variable
  • Different types of variables and their scope
  • Using variables in your user interface
  • Variable external data sources and more


Some Sample files used in the session are attached here. Others shown are freely available from github and are listed here: