Category: Get

Syntax: Get ( FileName )

Parameters: None

Data type returned: Text


Returns the filename of the current database file without the file extension.

Get(FileName) is useful in function calls that require a filename, even if the current file is being referenced. This way, if the filename changes, you don't need to change any of your calculation formulas.

If a field in file Alpha.fp7 contains the formula Get (FileName), and that field is displayed on a layout in another file, Beta.fp7, via an external table occurrence, the field value will still return Alpha. Its context is rightly applied.




Get (FileName)

Returns the value Contacts when the current database file is named Contacts.fp7.

GetNextSerialValue (Get (FileName); "Contacts:: PrimaryContactID")

Returns the next PrimaryContactID from the Contacts table in the current file. This function call is far less fragile than hard-coding the filename into the preceding expression. If the filename changes at some point in the future, this expression will continue to work as expected.

FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
ISBN: 0789735113
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 352
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