FileMaker Pro 15 scripts stop working

Discussion created by DamonCasey on Aug 5, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2016 by TSGal

I've searched for this problem but cannot find another issue report that is similar.


Product and version

FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced


OS and version

El Capitan 10.11.4



iMac Retina 17" (Late 2015)



I've found an issue where scripts stop being performed in FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced.


Coming from layout mode into browse mode, an OnTimer script that is running in the window is triggered but the script is not performed. Opening the Script Debugger shows the script is running as the Pause button is active. The stop button can be clicked and other menu commands continue to work after stopping the script but no scripts can be performed from menus/buttons/script triggers.


The Close Window command also becomes inactive so the system I'm working on cannot be closed from the menu command, keyboard shortcut or the window's close widget.


How to replicate

Unknown. This seems to happen after using FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced for some time (e.g. an hour or more).



None. FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced needs to be force quit, losing all the items in the Data Viewer's Watch tab.