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Script Step # renamed “comment” in fm14: Ugly + Paste to fm11 broken

Question asked by mrwatson-gbs on Feb 11, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 11, 2016 by beverly

fm14 heralded the new text-oriented script workspace, and introduced the new blank-line comments.


Sadly a very, very tiny error was introduced during this improvement, and that is:


  • the INTERNAL name of the # Comment step was changed from “Comment" to “comment”.


=> It is now the ONLY script step name all in lowercase.


This is to be seen in the DDR:


Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 21.17.21.png


and in the clipboard XML:


Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 22.00.09.png


OK, it is not a glaring issue, and indeed it was overlooked during ETS because since FileMaker 12 the copying+pasting of script steps is case insensitive and no error occurs,...


...HOWEVER, FileMaker 11 IS case sensitive and so copying code from fm14 to fm11 causes all comments to break:



Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 21.41.12.pngScreen Shot 2016-02-11 at 21.41.27.png


This is an extremely aggravating and (or rather because) unnecessary problem.


Please can you pass this on to development for correction in fm15?


  • Changing back to “Comment” will fix this bug and make it possible to copy scripts back to fm11.
  • Changing back to “Comment” will NOT break anything, it will still be possible to copy+paste code between fm12, 13, 14 and fm15 - because they are case-insensitive
  • Changing back to “Comment” will remove the UGLINESS of the DDR + all documents produced from it (by analyser software + XSLTs).
  • Changing back to “Comment” will remove the UGLINESS of the fm clipboard and documents created from it (by fmCheckMate XSLT & co.)
  • Changing back to “Comment” will make writing XSLTs to process the fmxmlsnippet easier again.
  • Changing back to “Comment” will make FileMaker beautiful and aesthetically appealing again on the inside - for ever!
  • Changing back to “Comment” will give the FileMaker developer at FMI who slipped up a clear conscience again
  • and above all: to change back to “Comment” only ONE letter has to be changed!


Thanks in advance TSGal


Happy feedbacking!