5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2014 2:21 AM by erolst

    Script only working in script debugger

    renti

      Hi,

       

      How´s it possible than an script only works when i have the debugger activated ?

      I´m filtering a report with a dropdown + script trigger.

      In debugger mode it works fine, but then on layout mode anything happens.....

       

      any ideas ?

        • 1. Re: Script only working in script debugger
          Malcolm

          in debug mode, you move very slowly, is that a factor?

           

          In layout mode, scripts don't run.

          • 2. Re: Script only working in script debugger
            keywords

            There have been a couple of threads recently about script issues that were solved by inserting pauses in scripts to give FM time to update indexes etc. This could be an issue with the particular script if it runs correctly when stepped through. The trick will be to work out where it is going wrong so you know where to insert the pause. Post the script itself if you want help working it out.

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            • 3. Re: Script only working in script debugger
              bigtom

              I had some issues with scripts running too quickly.

               

              Add long pauses to find where the issue is and then shorten the pause as much as possible while still having the script work properly. Some of my pauses are only 0.3 seconds, but that is enought time for the record to commmit or the cache to dump or whatever it is that I need to wait on befor e the next step.

              • 4. Re: Script only working in script debugger
                keywords

                Another technique to find the problem part of a script is to insert breakpoints in your script in the debugger. That way you can run the script at full speed in the debugger, but it will stop at the breakpoints. When it stops you should be able to tell whether something is malfunctioning. If it has not, you can move on to the next breakpoint. As soon as you find a malfunction you know that the problem lies between this and the previous breakpoint. You can then narrow it down if needed. Soon you will be able to work out where to insert a pause.

                • 5. Re: Script only working in script debugger
                  erolst

                  keywords wrote:

                  Another technique to find the problem part of a script is to insert breakpoints in your script in the debugger.

                  It's even possible to insert conditional breakpoints (maybe some day we'll get an official, direct implementation):

                   

                  If [ someCondition ]

                    # [ empty comment; add breakpoint here ]

                  End If

                   

                  and/or use the debugger's “Pause on error” option.