Schedule Script Trigger
This function will schedule a script to be automatically triggered in the future.
Schedule Script Trigger [ Select ; Result ; Datetimestamp ; File name ; Script name ; Your ID ; User text ]
|Select entire contents||replaces the entire contents of a field with the result. If not checked the result replaces the currently selected portion of the field|
|Result||the eventID for the script trigger or an error code|
|Datetimestamp||the timestamp indicating the date and time the script must be triggered|
|File name||the name of the file that contains the script|
|Script name||the name of the script|
|Your ID||(optional) a free to use ID that you can supply to identify the trigger event|
|User text||(optional) a free to use text that you can supply for your own needs|
Data type returned
If successful an eventID is returned: this is an internal eventID for the script trigger that the plug-in assigns, for example 4242.
If unsuccessful it returns an error code starting with $$ and the error code. Returned error codes can be:
|$$-50||paramErr||check if your parameters are correct|
|$$-41||memFullErr||not enough memory|
|$$-4216||OLE error (windows)|
|$$-4223||maximum number of events scheduled (1000)|
|$$-4226||you can’t schedule an event in the past|
Other errors may be returned.
Activator Plug-in 4.5
FileMaker Pro 16 to 19
The date parameter should be in the same format as a FileMaker date field.
The time parameter should be in the same format as a FileMaker time field.
IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to delete triggered events in the triggered scripts, as this might fill up the memory. See Delete Script Trigger.
Schedule Script Trigger [ Select ; Result ; Timestamp ( "12/16/2020" ; "12:22:45 PM" ) ; "Events.fmp12" ; "TriggerScript1" ; "12345" ; "hi!" ]
This command will trigger the script “TriggerScript1” in file “Events.fmp12” on day December 16, 2020, at 12:22:45 PM. Note that this example is somewhat simplified, normally you should not use hard coded dates like in the above example, as this will only work on a system with US dates. See also example 2, for a more robust example.
We assume that in your FileMaker file the following fields are defined:
gTriggerDate Global, date gTriggerTime Global, time gEventID Global, text
gTriggerDate and gTriggerTime can be filled with the date and time the script should be triggered. Add the following script step:
Schedule Script Trigger [ Select ; gEventID ; Timestamp ( gTriggerDate ; gTriggerTime ) ; Get ( CurrentFileName ) ; "TriggerScript" ; Get ( CurrentRecordID ) ; "Check record please." ]
This command will trigger the script “TriggerScript” in the current file. It will be triggered on the day and time that are in the global fields gTriggerDate and gTriggerTime.
Used in example file
Related script step
|Delete Script Trigger|
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