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Script Trigger question when "opening" Filemaker Go 13

Question asked by Musoguy on Mar 21, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2015 by Musoguy

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Script Trigger question when "opening" Filemaker Go 13

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Hi folks. Not sure how to test this (without having to wait 24 hours) so wondering if anyone can shed some light for me! I'm creating my first IOS companion solution to a desktop solution I've already created for a company (Filemaker Pro 13 and Filemaker Go 13). I'm writing a script that checks the start date of the database (when the user first enters info) against today's date. If the date has changed, resulting script steps will run. If I was doing this on a desktop solution, I'd just attach a script trigger when the database opens.

With IOS when you hit the home button on your phone, it just puts the Filemaker Go app into the background. So I presume when I go back into it, the script trigger will NOT fire with an OnFirstWindowOpen script set in the File Options. Is this correct? If so, I figured I could in theory set the trigger to OnGestureTap. The problem is I don't really want the script to fire every time the screen is tapped and slow down the solution (even though the If command will return as false 99.9% of the time)

Is there a better way to do this? I basically want the script to only fire when Filemaker is brought into focus.

Thanks in advance for any advice,  James

 

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