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Does anyone know if there is a way to detect if a particular cookie has been set in a users browser?

I'm using FMPro 4.1. Users must login to a certain section of a site, on successful login their user id is stored in a cookie. If they leave that section and then return, I want to test if they already have a cookie so that they can bypass the login screen. I don't have any problem setting up two branches using and IF statement, but I can't get filemaker to successfully determine which to go to.


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Hey G-Man,

This should be how your CDML needs to be configured:

To set your cookie you need this CDML in one of the -Action tags before the user leaves the site:

[FMP-SETCOOKIE: User Has Been Here=Yes, EXPIRES=43200]

Remember, that your expires has to be set to a number longer than the time from when your user will visit again (in minutes). In the example above, 43,200 minutes is approx. one month. If you don't set a cookie "Expires" time, the cookie defaults to expiring immediately.

When the user returns, you need to incorporate the following CDML for your "IF-ELSE" statement:

[FMP-IF: CurrentCookie: User Has Been Here.eq.Yes]

You have been here before.[FMP-ELSE]

You are new. Please login.


I hope this helps. Let me know if it does.


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