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Set Field by Name does not work with variable

Question asked by aspectmedia on Jan 23, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2018 by utopia


Set Field by Name does not work with variable


I am trying to dynamically set a container field by established relationship, so that a number of fields can use the same script.

Having trouble getting a field to "set by name". Any help would be much appreciated

I have a container filed and a text field. The container field runs a "onObject Enter trigger for the following script:

Set Variable[$$thisField; Value:Get(ActiveFieldName)]
Commit Records/Requests      // to exit the field. Script did not work even with this step deleted
Set Field [Table::zTempField;$$thisField]      // to confirm the variable was set (for testing only)
Show custom Dialog [Table::zTest choice]     // an input box that sets a choice for the relationship
If [not isempty(Table::zTest Choice
   Set Field By Name [$$thisField; MyRelationship::TheRelatedfield]   // the relationship works, just not this step
End If

This script works when "Set Field" is used instead of set-by-name. So the problem seems to be, in setting the field by name using the variable. Is it a problem of calculation? Somehow FMP cannot read the field name out of the variable. Any "extraction" advise?