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Modal FileMaker Window prevents PSOS script from changing data

Question asked by philmodjunk on May 5, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2016 by TSGal


Modal FileMaker Window prevents PSOS script from changing data


FileMaker Pro


FMP 13 and FM Server 13

Operating system version

Windows 7 and Windows Server

Description of the issue

I have two files: file 1 and file 2. I used Go To Related Records to open a new modal window in file 1 from a script in file 2.
I then tried to perform a script from the context of this modal window. It's a one line script:

Perform Script On Server ["script name" from file: "file 2" ; Parameter: Get ( ScriptParameter ) ]

This script fails with the message that this cannot be done from a modal window. If this were Perform Script, that would make sense as I am attempting to modify a record open in another window and file.

But this doesn't seem like something that should fail when performing a server side script...

Configuration information

The modal window is the 3rd window of file 1 open at the time this script is performed. Script is performed from an OnObjectModify trigger on a radio button field. Parameter passed is a list of the field's value, the ID of the current record and the ID of the record to be modified in File 2.


Script works when I perform it from a non modal window on the same layout and record. But I need that window to be modal...

I guess I could set a global variable to the parameter values and perform the script after the window is closed, but what a major Kludge just to get around this issue!