This is possible to script, but horrendously tedious to do so. You'd end up with a script that had one export records script for every possible combination of selected fields that your form for selecting export fields permits--a truly long list export records steps.
How unfortunate! =(
Thanks for the quick response. If any other ideas come up, please let me know!
Let's take a look at it from another angle...
Why do you need to export this data at all? How do you use that exported data?
Why is it important for the user to be able to select different fields each time that you export the data?
(if it were the same fields each time, you can set up a script and exporting the data can be come a one mouse button click operation for the user.)
Great question! And one I asked myself...
I work with the marching band at a major university and we need to send different combinations of data to different people all the time (who do not use Filemaker). I definitely thought of your solution and think it may the be way I have to go. I simply was trying to not restrict it to the predesigned scripts. I didn't want to have to make a new script for every different combination. I was attempting to problem solve with a much more flexible option. However, I think it may be the best way to go about things...
Yes, but generally speaking, such exports usually fall into a fairly small number of formats to choose from in order to meet the needs of your recipients. It rarely needs to be a "custom design" for each recipient. And if that proves to be the case, the number of scripts that you need, or more specifically, the number of export records script steps that you need won't be all that large.