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script parameter behavior -- is this normal?

Question asked by dburnham on Mar 15, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 15, 2014 by jormond

If I specify a script parameter to use the word other without quotation marks, FileMaker 13 changes the spelling of the word to Other (that is, with a capital O and no quotation marks, and then performs the script with a value of 10 (ten).


Very odd behavior as far as I am concerned. I know that there are certain reserved words that appear when you try to use them in calculations or field names; I can't recall them all but I am sure I have seen that dialog box at least once a month for the last 30 years.


Anyway, when I change the script paramter to "other" typed with the quotation marks, my script performs as expected.


I'm just curious to know if Other is a reserved word, and if so, why is the value 10 used when other is the parameter?