This chapter presents a sampling of custom functions that weve found useful, or that we feel serve as good examples of functions we use in our day-to-day practice. They e broken into groups according to their purpose, much as Filemakers calculation functions are.
Please note that these functions are meant as examplesweve not tested them exhaustively, nor is this collection meant to be comprehensive. We hope youll find some of them helpful directly, or that reading and analyzing others might provide a springboard for your own ideas.
We use a couple of icons to denote specific types of custom functions:
This icon shows that the function participates in a "sub-function" relationship: the function in question either calls or is called by other custom functions.
This icon shows that the function is recursive: in other words, under certain circumstances, it calls itself.
: FileMaker Specifications
FileMaker 8 Product Line
Specifications and Storage Limits
Field Types and Import/Export Formats
: Calculation Functions
Working with Calculations Primer
: Custom Functions
Custom Functions Primer
Useful Custom Functions
: Script Steps
Script Step Reference
: Quick Reference
FileMaker Error Codes
FileMaker Keyboard Shortcuts
FileMaker Network Ports
FileMaker Server Command Line Reference
FileMaker XML Reference
: Other Resources
Where to Go for More Information