FileMaker 17 Perform Script (by name) fail with colon in name

Discussion created by philipHPG on Jun 25, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2018 by mrwatson-gbs

Product and version: FileMaker Pro Advanced

OS and version: MacOS 10.13.5

Hardware: MacBook Pro, 2.7GHz i5, 8GB DDR3



FileMaker 17 introduced the functionality to perform a script by a calculated name (rather than just selecting from a list). However, this functionality fails if the script name contains a colon. The documentation indicates that a double colon can be used to specify the file in which the script is located, but I'm only using a single colon.



How to replicate:

Create a script named with an embedded colon, then attempt to call that script using the new Perform Script by name functionality. Please see the attached database.




Workaround (if any):

Don't use colons in script names :-(