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Filemaker Server 15 WebDirect Javascript Button Triggering

Question asked by NateBrock73072 on Sep 18, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2016 by NateBrock73072



I am working on migrating from filemaker server 12 with IWP. I currently use it on some iPods through safari.

I am able to call a javascript function that correlates to a button on the layout to process a barcode scan.


Example of that code:


function iwpExecute(){;




The 176 references a number assigned to the button on the layout.


Calling this function in a webviewer worked perfectly for 5 years now.



Moving on:


Filemaker 15 Webdirect doesn't have a clear cut way of processing a script from javascript.

I tried the

This doesn't always take and it will frequently ask for a username and password over and over again.

Which end users would hate.


I would like to trigger the button with a javascript function to proceed processing.

But Webdirect uses a ton of eventlisteners, but the one that gets triggered is an anonymous function with random letters and values in a return function. I tried .click() events, mousedown, mouseup, click simulations on the button( ref by element id) BUT NOTHING WORKS.


Any advice on making a script in Webdirect run via javascript or otherwise but in a clean worry free manner?


Thanks All!