There is no such FileMaker script step. You would have to do something external like run an AppleScript which can be started from FileMaker.
So why do you want to change the User Name in the general preferences?
Exactly what user name are you referring to? Are you referring to a FileMaker user account or something else?
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THere is a scrit step that opens FMP's preferences, but apart from that, as others have already said, there is no dirct way to change this setting.
The user name in the preferences is really only a legacy feature and should not be relied on for anything like security because it can be modified by the end user without restriction.
Would calling the Relogin script step upon Opening the file help? You can specify the parameters or request that they be entered.
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I think it might be a better idea to describe what you want to achieve rather than ask about the specifics of this How-to...
That way we might have some suggestions that you hadn't thought about.... ie not so many square pegs and round holes....
Thank you for your information. It seemed simple but I missed it. I modified the logon script to include the re-login and although I need to modify the basic login program I had created, it will not be difficult to allow this solution. Thanks again.
The correct answer was actually given by Beverly.
Why then did you give the 4 points to yourself?
How is this even possible?
More importantyl, what is the significance of points anyway? Do they actually serve any purpose?
I returned to the forum tonight and saw you were right. This is the first time I have used the forum and do not know what I did to give credit to myself. I replied to Beverly to thank her out of simple courtesy and noted that the issue has been answered in her answer. Actually the question was not completely answered but it did point me into the right direction. I also wanted to say that I had no knowledge of point credits and was simply trying to get some thoughts. It may not be what you were looking for but it is the truth.
Thanks for the response.
I shouldn't have made the comment, really, but at the time I thought "how will they ever know?".
I certainly didn't want to scare anyone off... I was doing my 'pedantic thing' and probably shouldn't have been commenting on anything given how little sleep I have had this week and particularly last night.
My hubby calls it "school-teacher mode" 'cause I used to be one.
I do, however, attribute my skills in FileMaker and the Internet to that very characteristic... so apologes that you felt the need to defend yourself like that.
I still want to know how it is possible to give points to yourself, though. That is really weird.
Think of something you want to learn more about in FileMaker and I'll treat you to some support time via skype or such... just send me a private message when you are ready.
you know I know you are right!
Personally I would only give points for participation... because that is how you keep it vibrant.
I also think that FMI could give them a value... like a Round-trip and Conference fees and Accommodation for Devcon... after all they are a "wholly owned subsiduary of Apple".
(and yes, I would be happy to be reset to zero annually to have that opportunity... although I do like/deserve the expert status, as you should also have! )