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Install On Timer Script ignores script parameter

Question asked by nilsw on Jan 17, 2015
Latest reply on May 23, 2017 by Smef

Summary

Install On Timer Script ignores script parameter

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13.0v4 Advanced

Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.9

Description of the issue

If the Install On Timer Script script step is called with anything other than a static value as parameter, it is ignored when the timed script launches. This applies to passing script parameter by Get( ScriptParameter ) function or by $variable.

Steps to reproduce the problem

create a script A that shows a dialog with Get( ScriptParameter ) as message text, also call Install On Timer Script with empty values to reset the timer.

create a script B that sets a $variable with "Hello World" and an Install On Timer Script that calls script A after one second, passing $variable as parameter.

Actual result

Dialog shows empty message. Also the script debugger shows clearly that script A launches without any parameter.

Workaround

none so far if you want to pass a non-static parameter.

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