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Dial_DelayTicks (function reference)

By November 1, 2020June 23rd, 2021Online Help, Troi Dialog Plug-in
Troi Dialog Plug-in for FileMaker Pro


Waits a specified period of time.

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Dial_DelayTicks ( switches ; ticks )


switches reserved for future use, leave empty or set to "-Unused"
ticks the time the function waits, in 1/60th of a second

Returned Result

Data type returned



This function always returns 0.

Originated in

Troi Dialog Plug-in 3.7


FileMaker Pro 16 to 19


A maximum time of 2 minutes can be specified.

On macOS there is a problem where FileMaker does not update the screen after a Dial_DelayTicks step, even if you do a different Set Field step. To workaround this please add this step before the Dial_DelayTicks step: Pause/Resume Script [ 0:00:00 ]


Set Variable [ $ErrorCode ; Dial_DelayTicks ( "-Unused" ; 180 ) ]

will wait for 180 ticks = 3 seconds.

Used in example file


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