2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2016 7:59 AM by philmodjunk

    Global fields

    pharley

      We run Filemaker server.  It is awkward to go to the source files on the server to change global fields.  I would like to be able to change global fields from the network computers.  Is it possible?

        • 1. Re: Global fields
          TSPigeon

          pharley:

           

          Thank you for your post!

           

          Global Fields are session based when hosted, therefore you wouldn't be able to update the Global Field for ALL clients via one of the client machines. There is another suggestion of setting it via startup script in Setting global fields in a FileMaker Server session.

           

          I hope this helps and I'm going to move this thread from the FileMaker Community Feedback Space, which is specifically for input on the Community itself, to the Discussions Space where you should receive even more views and potentially more advice!

           

          TSPigeon

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Global fields
            philmodjunk

            We set global fields and variables via start up script all the time via the method TSPigeon briefly mentions.

             

            We have a script set up in File | File Options via the the OnFirstWindowOpen trigger to run a script.

             

            The script set's a global field with the company name. It set's another global field with the company logo. From a record with nonglobal fields in the database. Should the company name or logo ever change, we just go to the fields in that one record and edit the company name and/or logo as needed. The next time a user opens the file, the updated name or logo will appear in those global fields.