philipHPG

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

Discussion created by philipHPG on Jun 25, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 28, 2018 by TSGal

Product and version: FileMaker Pro Advanced 17.0.1.143

OS and version: MacOS 10.13.5

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

 

Description:

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 :-(

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