2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2013 11:19 PM by beacon10

    Where's the Function?



      Where's the Function?


           I'm trying to use the Business Projects Starter Solution FMP database and understand how it works to use it. There is a function (?) used and I can't find where it comes from, how to use it or where it resides. It is the GetWorkDays() used in the Days Elapsed calculation: 

           active days = GetWorkDays ( Start Date ; today ) ; 

           Can anyone tell me where the GetWorkDays() comes from or is defined? I've looked at every calcualation on every database, all the script steps and all the Specify Calculations I could find.


        • 1. Re: Where's the Function?

               Probably a custom function. Custom functions can only be added, changed deleted with FileMaker Pro Advanced but once added to a file, work like any other function. You probably can find this in the list of functions in Specify Calculation dialogs but not in FileMaker help as it doesn't come with the FileMaker application, it's added to the file.

               If you have FileMaker Advanced, select Manage | Custom Functions from the File Menu and you should find it listed there.

          • 2. Re: Where's the Function?

                 That's what I thought it might be. I don't have Advanced. Doing things like that make it hard to learn how to use/modify the starter solutions. I'll just try to figure out what was done and a way around it.