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Pass Parameters with Dictionary

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Pass Parameters with Dictionary.fmp12

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Tables1
Relationships0
Layouts1
Scripts6
Value Lists0
Custom Functions0
Custom Menus33
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Pass Parameters with Dictionary
7 fields defined, 1 record
Pass Parameters with Dictionary

Fields

Table Name: Pass Parameters with Dictionary - 7 Fields
Field NameTypeOptionsCommentsOn LayoutsIn RelationshipsIn ScriptsIn Value Lists
TextFieldNormal, TextAuto-Enter:
  • Allow editing
Validation:
  • Only during data entry
Storage:
  • Repetitions: 1
  • Indexing: None
  • Automatically create indexes as needed
  • Index Language: German
      NumberFieldNormal, NumberAuto-Enter:
      • Allow editing
      Validation:
      • Only during data entry
      Storage:
      • Repetitions: 1
      • Indexing: None
      • Automatically create indexes as needed
      • Index Language: German
          DateFieldNormal, DateAuto-Enter:
          • Allow editing
          Validation:
          • Only during data entry
          Storage:
          • Repetitions: 1
          • Indexing: None
          • Automatically create indexes as needed
          • Index Language: German
              TimeFieldNormal, TimeAuto-Enter:
              • Allow editing
              Validation:
              • Only during data entry
              Storage:
              • Repetitions: 1
              • Indexing: None
              • Automatically create indexes as needed
              • Index Language: German
                  TimeStampFieldNormal, TimestampAuto-Enter:
                  • Allow editing
                  Validation:
                  • Only during data entry
                  Storage:
                  • Repetitions: 1
                  • Indexing: None
                  • Automatically create indexes as needed
                  • Index Language: German
                      ContainerNameCalculated, TextCalculation: Auto-Enter:
                      • Always evaluate
                      Storage:
                      • Repetitions: 1
                      • Indexing: None
                      • Automatically create indexes as needed
                      • Index Language: German
                            ContainerFieldNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
                            • Allow editing
                            Validation:
                            • Only during data entry
                            Storage:
                            • Repetitions: 1

                                Layout Objects: Pass Parameters with Dictionary

                                Regular Fields

                                Field Name: Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TextField
                                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                • Top: 128 pt
                                • Left: 138 pt
                                • Bottom: 147 pt
                                • Right: 391 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left and Right, Top
                                Field Format:
                                • Edit Box
                                Field Behavior:
                                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                Yes

                                Field Name: Pass Parameters with Dictionary::NumberField
                                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                • Top: 151 pt
                                • Left: 138 pt
                                • Bottom: 170 pt
                                • Right: 391 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left and Right, Top
                                Field Format:
                                • Edit Box
                                Field Behavior:
                                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                Yes

                                Field Name: Pass Parameters with Dictionary::DateField
                                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                • Top: 174 pt
                                • Left: 138 pt
                                • Bottom: 193 pt
                                • Right: 391 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left and Right, Top
                                Field Format:
                                • Edit Box
                                Field Behavior:
                                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                Yes

                                Field Name: Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeField
                                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                • Top: 197 pt
                                • Left: 138 pt
                                • Bottom: 216 pt
                                • Right: 391 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left and Right, Top
                                Field Format:
                                • Edit Box
                                Field Behavior:
                                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                Yes

                                Field Name: Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeStampField
                                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                • Top: 220 pt
                                • Left: 138 pt
                                • Bottom: 239 pt
                                • Right: 391 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left and Right, Top
                                Field Format:
                                • Edit Box
                                Field Behavior:
                                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                Yes

                                Field Name: Pass Parameters with Dictionary::ContainerName
                                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                • Top: 243 pt
                                • Left: 138 pt
                                • Bottom: 262 pt
                                • Right: 391 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left and Right, Top
                                Field Format:
                                • Edit Box
                                Field Behavior:
                                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                Yes

                                Field Name: Pass Parameters with Dictionary::ContainerField
                                Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
                                • Top: 266 pt
                                • Left: 138 pt
                                • Bottom: 391 pt
                                • Right: 391 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left and Right, Top
                                Field Format:
                                • Edit Box
                                Field Behavior:
                                • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
                                • Touch keyboard type: Default for Data Type
                                • Go to next field using: Tab key
                                No

                                Buttons

                                Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                                  Type:
                                • Text: Set Now
                                • Top: 168 pt
                                • Left: 399 pt
                                • Bottom: 193 pt
                                • Right: 498 pt
                                • Anchoring: Right, Top
                                Perform Script [ “SetDateFields” ]

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                                Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                                  Type:
                                • Text: Build and Call via Script
                                • Top: 47 pt
                                • Left: 124 pt
                                • Bottom: 73 pt
                                • Right: 281 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                Perform Script [ “Build Parameters and Call Script1” ]

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                                Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                                  Type:
                                • Text: Build and Call via Calculation
                                • Top: 47 pt
                                • Left: 315 pt
                                • Bottom: 73 pt
                                • Right: 498 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                Perform Script [ “Script Called1”; Parameter: MBS( "Dictionary.Create"; "textVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TextField; "numberVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::NumberField; "dateVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::DateField; "timeVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeField; "timeStampVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeStampField; "containerVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::ContainerField ) /* create dictionary here and define which keys and value it contains. */ ]

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                                Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                                  Type:
                                • Text: Build and Call via Script
                                • Top: 85 pt
                                • Left: 124 pt
                                • Bottom: 111 pt
                                • Right: 281 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                Perform Script [ “Build Parameters and Call Script2” ]

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                                Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
                                  Type:
                                • Text: Build and Call via Calculation
                                • Top: 85 pt
                                • Left: 315 pt
                                • Bottom: 111 pt
                                • Right: 498 pt
                                • Anchoring: Left, Top
                                Perform Script [ “Script Called2”; Parameter: Let ( [ /* Create new Dictionary */ param = MBS( "Dictionary.Create" ); /* Fill in parameters */ r1 = MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; param; "text"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TextField ); r2 = MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; param; "number"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::NumberField); r3 = MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; param; "date"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::DateField); r4 = MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; param; "time"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeField); r5 = MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; param; "timestamp"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeStampField); r6 = MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; param; "container"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::ContainerField) /* return dictionary */ ] ; param ) ]

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                                Script Hierarchy

                                SetDateFields
                                Build Parameters and Call Script1
                                Build Parameters and Call Script2
                                Script Called1
                                Script Called2
                                Trace

                                Next Script: [Build Parameters and Call Script1]
                                Script NameSetDateFields
                                Run script with full access privilegesOff
                                Include In MenuYes
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                                  Script Definition
                                  Script Steps
                                  • #
                                  • Set Variable [ $d; Value:Get(CurrentHostTimestamp) ]
                                  • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::DateField; $d ]
                                  • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeField; $d ]
                                  • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeStampField; $d ]
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                                          Include In MenuYes
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                                            Script Definition
                                            Script Steps
                                            • #
                                            • #
                                            • #Create new Dictionary with our values to pass
                                            • #
                                            • Set Variable [ $param; Value:MBS( "Dictionary.Create"; "textVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TextField; "numberVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::NumberField; "dateVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::DateField; "timeVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeField; "timeStampVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeStampField; "containerVariable"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::ContainerField ) /* create dictionary here and define which keys and value it contains. */ ]
                                            • #
                                            • #Call script and pass ID
                                            • #
                                            • Perform Script [ “Script Called1”; Parameter: $param ]
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                                                  Include In MenuYes
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                                                    Script Definition
                                                    Script Steps
                                                    • #
                                                    • #
                                                    • #Create new Dictionary
                                                    • #
                                                    • Set Variable [ $param; Value:MBS( "Dictionary.Create" ) ]
                                                    • #
                                                    • #Fill in parameters
                                                    • #
                                                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; $param; "text"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TextField ) ]
                                                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; $param; "number"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::NumberField) ]
                                                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; $param; "date"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::DateField) ]
                                                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; $param; "time"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeField) ]
                                                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; $param; "timestamp"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeStampField) ]
                                                    • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "Dictionary.SetValueForKey"; $param; "container"; Pass Parameters with Dictionary::ContainerField) ]
                                                    • #
                                                    • #Call script and pass ID
                                                    • #
                                                    • Perform Script [ “Script Called2”; Parameter: $param ]
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                                                          Previous Script: [Build Parameters and Call Script2]Next Script: [Script Called2]
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                                                          Include In MenuYes
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                                                          Script Definition
                                                          Script Steps
                                                          • #
                                                          • #we got parameters
                                                          • Set Variable [ $param; Value:Get(ScriptParameter) ]
                                                          • #comments for MBS variable check
                                                          • #@param $textVariable, $numberVariable, $dateVariable, $timeVariable, $timeStampVariable, $containerVariable
                                                          • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "Dictionary.SetVariables"; $param ) ]
                                                          • #
                                                          • #now store them in a new record
                                                          • New Record/Request
                                                          • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TextField; $textVariable ]
                                                          • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::NumberField; $numberVariable ]
                                                          • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::DateField; $dateVariable ]
                                                          • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeField; $timeVariable ]
                                                          • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeStampField; $timeStampVariable ]
                                                          • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::ContainerField; $containerVariable ]
                                                          • Commit Records/Requests [ Skip data entry validation; No dialog ]
                                                          • #and release
                                                          • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("Dictionary.Release"; $param) ]
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                                                                  Include In MenuYes
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                                                                  Script Definition
                                                                  Script Steps
                                                                  • #
                                                                  • #we got parameters
                                                                  • Set Variable [ $param; Value:Get(ScriptParameter) ]
                                                                  • #
                                                                  • #check some functions
                                                                  • // Set Variable [ $count; Value:MBS("Dictionary.Count"; $Param) ]
                                                                  • // Set Variable [ $keys; Value:MBS("Dictionary.Keys"; $Param) ]
                                                                  • // Set Variable [ $key0; Value:MBS("Dictionary.KeyAtIndex"; $Param; 0) ]
                                                                  • // Set Variable [ $key1; Value:MBS("Dictionary.KeyAtIndex"; $Param; 1) ]
                                                                  • // Set Variable [ $hasText; Value:MBS("Dictionary.HasKey"; $Param; "text") ]
                                                                  • // Set Variable [ $hasFun; Value:MBS("Dictionary.HasKey"; $Param; "fun") ]
                                                                  • #now store them in a new record
                                                                  • New Record/Request
                                                                  • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TextField; MBS( "Dictionary.ValueForKey"; $param; "text" ) ]
                                                                  • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::NumberField; MBS( "Dictionary.ValueForKey"; $param; "number" ) ]
                                                                  • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::DateField; MBS( "Dictionary.ValueForKey"; $param; "date" ) ]
                                                                  • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeField; MBS( "Dictionary.ValueForKey"; $param; "time" ) ]
                                                                  • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::TimeStampField; MBS( "Dictionary.ValueForKey"; $param; "timestamp" ) ]
                                                                  • Set Field [ Pass Parameters with Dictionary::ContainerField; MBS( "Dictionary.ValueForKey"; $param; "container" ) ]
                                                                  • Commit Records/Requests [ Skip data entry validation; No dialog ]
                                                                  • #and release
                                                                  • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("Dictionary.Release"; $param) ]
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                                                                              • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS("Trace") ]
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