Entries by Donovan Chandler

EmailPro

Overview FileMaker’s Send Mail script step allows you to send plain text emails through SMTP or the user’s mail client. You need to look beyond native functionalities if you’d like to use HTML formatting or send multiple attachments. HTML-formatted emails in particular can provide some fantastic polish to your solutions. There are some great email […]

ParamConverter

Overview As outlined here, ModularFileMaker.org suggests using “Let Variables” for passing named parameters to scripts. This method for constructing name-value pairs is popular in large part because it leverages native functionality and doesn’t require any custom functions. //– Let Format — “$name = \”Calvin\” ; $age = 5 ;” Still, others prefer to use alternative […]

ErrorHandling

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. — Martin Golding Overview Your code is at some point going to fail you and your users. Some people don’t bother to trap for errors while others check every single action. This module […]