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Super Global Variables

Question asked by gofmp15 on Jul 6, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 8, 2017 by jormond

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.