Windows based variables BROKEN

Discussion created by Fred(CH) on May 10, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 11, 2017 by TSGal

Product and version

FileMaker Pro 16.0.1

OS and version

Mac and Windows


iMac Retina 5 K 27''


With prior versions (since 11 at least), it was possible to index a global variable upon a window (a window based variable). The trick used was to pass in the repetition of the variable the expression Code ( Get ( WindowName ) ). You get a tremendous number with, lets say, maybe 30 digit, but it worked like a charm as a repetition number. The new version broke this technique since it seems the repetition of a variable only retain the 17 last digits.

How to replicate

A report has been made back channel to TSPigeon and a file has been posted.


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My existing solutions are all broken since i used this trick to highlight the current record of each window of a solution.