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How to save parameters through a "Save a Copy as a Clone"

Question asked by Peter.Guthrie on Apr 24, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 25, 2018 by bigtom

I've been using FileMaker for many years (since version 7), and consider myself an intermediate-level user. I keep running into a problem for which there has to be a simple solution. I share my database "solution" with a number of my colleagues, many of whom are not very skilled with FileMaker. I want to be able to set some program parameters in a manner that would allow them to survive cloning. The easiest, most logical method I can think of is to put parameters into a Custom-values value-list, since that survives cloning. It is easy to read that list and obtain the parameters, and set them to global variables. However, I cannot find a way to have a script write to a custom-value value-list (to add/replace values to a custom-value value-list).

As a related question, is there any way to have a script change the text in a text object (such as a field label)?