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FileMaker 11 opens unnecessary files -- a misunderstanding of Script Debugger behavior

Question asked by Ward on May 23, 2010
Latest reply on May 24, 2010 by Ward

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FileMaker 11 opens unnecessary files -- a misunderstanding of Script Debugger behavior

Description of the issue

I have an initialization script that conditionally performs a script in one of a dozen other files.  That is, based on the state of the database and host environment, this script does a Perform Script of a script in File1.fp7 or File2.fp7 or File3.fp7.... The Script Debugger reveals a major change in the behavior of FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced.  Before executing the first step of the initialization script, FileMaker is opening all twelve files, even though none of the files may be needed. It appears the only way to avoid the unwanted opening off all files is to put each Perform Script in a separate subscript.  Ugly! -- Ward FMP Adv 11.0v1 on Mac OS X 10.6.3

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