Windows 10, macOS 10.13
MacBook Pro 13" late 2013
FileMaker cannot evaluate globals fields from another file in custom record privileges when exclusively using $$variables in external datasources
create a file (tVIEW) with a global field (gField)
set gField to 1
create another file (DATA) with a table and 2 records and a field (Account)
set Account of record 1 to "Test1"
set Account of record 2 to "Test2"
add tVIEW as External Datasource using a global Variable $$tVIEW
set variable $$VIEW to "file:tVIEW"
in the DATA file create custom record privileges for the view option of the table with the calculation
> view limited: gField=1
enter Find mode
set Field Account to "*"
Perform the find
no records found
add a complete file path to external datasources (file:tVIEW)