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Should flag fields be globals?

Question asked by dsimonson on Oct 26, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2016 by philmodjunk

I am creating a solution that will work locally on an iPad.  My question is, I want to be able to set various “flag” fields in the file before I distribute it, and am wondering whether or not these flags should be globals or not.


For example, when I send out a new version, my plan is to set a flag in a file preferences table to “1”, as in


preferences:is_update = 1


When my startup script sees the flag is true, it runs an import script that imports the data from the old version located on the iPad in the FM Go file area.  Once the script is finished, it will set


preferences:is_update = “”


Does it matter whether or not the flag field is a global?