10_FileMakerScripting_1up.pdf - CS 200 Lecture 10 FileMaker Scripting CS 200 Winter 2019 1 FileMaker Scripting Miscellaneous Notes Abbreviations \u2022 aka

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CS 200 CS 200 Winter 2019 FileMaker Scripting 1 Lecture 10 FileMaker Scripting
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FileMaker Scripting CS 200 Winter 2019 Abbreviations aka Also Known As DBMS DataBase Management System 2 Miscellaneous Notes
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FileMaker Scripting CS 200 Winter 2019 Please read and highlight BEFORE lab Assignment 11 Lecture Notes This week Scripting in FileMaker Regular Expressions Project Pearl Please ask questions if there’s something you don’t understand 3 Administrivia
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FileMaker Scripting CS 200 Winter 2019 Assumptions You have completed Assignment 9 and have an understanding of FileMaker. You have an understanding of scripting and automating tasks in an application . 4
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FileMaker Scripting CS 200 Winter 2019 Things to Think aboutHow do we manipulate the data objects with a script?Is there more than one way to create a script?What are the deficiencies of the scripting interface?What are the efficiencies of the scripting interface? 5
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FileMaker Scripting CS 200 Winter 2019 Application scripting is a way to automate lengthy manual procedures to automate error prone manual procedures eg sort & enter Preview Mode to display/print a report in FileMaker to customize / extend an application to create a different interface for an application designer to hide details from an application user Using a “textual representation” of every possible user action or at least most user actions... “Digital player pianos” Before we look at scripting in Filemaker... “why scripting again?” and “what do we expect ?” 6 Application Scripting
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FileMaker Scripting CS 200 Winter 2019 Commands (statements) equivalent to user actions Variables Loops & Conditionals loops so we can do something repeatedly if-stmts so we can make decisions about what to do The ability to invoke one script from another, so we can easily reuse scripts write small scripts to do simple things, & combine them The ability to (manually) create and edit scripts Recordability A way to attach scripts to buttons, menus, and/or keystrokes Debugging support The ability to customize the user interface 7
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