11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2017 9:01 AM by jormond

    Super Global Variables


      Based on my experience with what other dbs offer and what we find we, FileMaker should create these four types of variables:


      $subscript  - this variable works only within a script and cannot be used elsewhere

      $$parentscript - this variable works within a script and all scripts performed by this script (parameterlike). if $$Parentscript were available we could run multiple instances of the same script without conflict but now one instance changes value for all instances.

      $$$file - currently the $$variable - again a global variable cannot be limited to one parent script

      $$$$application - all files can access this value - currently use perform script in file x parameter xx


      Currently we use $subscript and $$$file which leaves out the capabilities we could use.


      We can also use $$File as Fixed, Modifiable, Temporary, and deletable. Need a cowboy to herd those cattle.