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Issue with Script inserting Time

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Hi All here is my issue. I have a script that inserts the current time into a field. The script works fine, BUT filemaker leaves the blinking cursor in this field. I just want the value inserted without filemaker putting the cursor into this field.

Is there a script step that can avoid this situation?

Hopefully this is a super simple fix.

Thx

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Yes, use Set Field script step.

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Ah, seems one needs to set that to nothing. Not the most intuitive.

Thanks Much.

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Huh? Try Commit Records at the end of your script.

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I have a script that inserts the current time into a field.

Hi Bena,

What Barbara is suggesting is that you 'insert the current time into the field' by using the Set Field[] script step instead of using the 'Insert Current Time' script step. The benefit of using Set Field[] is that the field doesn't even need to be on the layout. So it would be:

Set Field [ yourTimeField ; Get ( CurrentTime ) ]

Also, Set Field[] does not leave the cursor in the field although it DOES maintain possession in multi-user mode unless you 1) move to another layout/table occurrence or 2) Use Commit Record/Request as the final step to 'release' your possession of the field (so others can then modify it if they wish).

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