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Variables no longer in FM 11?

Question asked by cheathamtech on Nov 27, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 28, 2010 by RickWhitelaw


Variables no longer in FM 11?


I'm very new to this and have Filemaker 11 and only Filemaker 10 manuals and documentation...

In FM 10 you could set a variable, but in 11 in the manage scripts dialog I can't find any reference to "Set Variables."

Perhaps there's something better in 11 and I can't find it?  I'm trying to get the program to recognize a person by his account login..  If my login is mccarverrd.... I want it to greet me with Hello, Dale!

It seems that I should be able to write a script that says IF the login is "mccarverrd" THEN set the Name Variable to Dale and then put on a layout, Hello, NAME VARIABLE !

But I'm having the hardest time making that work...  should be simple, but so far, nothing but grief and misery.

I've tried to set up a table with usernames and first names, but that's not working either...

Any help/advice would be appreciated...  Thanks!