Thank you for your post.
Our Development and Testing departments are aware of this inconsistency. This was purposefully done so that the Get functions did not clutter up the status functions. I have attached your post to the original report and marked the issue again for review.
Thanks so much, TSGal. Yes, this made sense back in the olden days when the Get functions were much longer than the rest of the functions. But nowadays, there are so many hundreds of functions that the Get functions are just a tiny subset of all the other functions that we have to work with. But this is just a minor issue... this isn't really a deal breaker. It just makes things much more confusing for new developers.
Ha!! You know, Phil is actually correct! That's really what is happening here.
What would really be nice is a search tool similar to that found in Manage | scripts and Manage | Layouts where you can enter some search text and the listed items filter down to just those that contain the specified text. That would save me a bit of list scrolling when concocting calculations.
OMG!! YES!!! Why has this never been implemented in FileMaker Pro in 25 years!?!?!??! This is the solution!
@scotty321, here's a little trick that I like.
- Create a script at the top of the Manage Scripts dialog.
- Name it something like "Docs"
- Add an Open URL  step.
- Input the following...
"file:///Applications/FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced/Extensions/FileMaker Help/FileMaker Help.bundle/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/FileMaker Pro Help/html/help_func_alpha.html#47874"
The URL above points to the functions in a copy of FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced, but you can easily copy any url from within FileMaker's help by simply right-clicking and choosing copy.
Now all you have to do for quick searchable help is run the script within Manage Scripts. It will open a browser window ready for you to use Control-F (win) or Command-F (mac) for searching.
I personally have may Open URLS which open to various docs for things like Java/Groovy for ScriptMaster, and function docs for plugins like Base Elements. It's a one stop location to maintain pointers to external documentation - right within your solution.
Thanks for the tip! You can also bookmark local links in your web browser as well.
You can also copy the index-file and the folders with the content to Your iPad (I zipped the files for the transfer). I really love to have the reference on a separate device, that is always in my bag