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I have a script which opens a new (dialog) window for user to enter information. The script pauses while information is entered.

I want to allow the user to cancel the script (i.e. leave User Abort on) but if they do, I want the record to revert and the window to close automatically.

I tried:

If [ Get (Script Result) = "Cancel"]
Revert Record/Request [ ]
Close Window [Current Window]
Exit Script [ ]

but that doesn't seem to work.

Any thoughts?

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12 hours ago, millmaine said:

I want to allow the user to cancel the script (i.e. leave User Abort on)

Aborting a script and cancelling a dialog are two very different things. If the script is aborted at some point, then it doesn't matter what steps it contains after that.

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As Wim said, use Get ( LastMessageChoice ) to get a user's selection from a custom dialog. But your script example and the wording of your post leads me to suspect that you aren't using FileMaker's built-in custom dialog, but a new window with the modal dialog window style. If the user is clicking a "Cancel" button in that layout while the script is paused, have that button set a global variable (and to resume currently paused scripts), and have the main script check that variable instead of Get ( ScriptResult ). If the user really is canceling the script, and not just triggering another script while the first script is paused, then you can do your clean-up in a separate script called with an OnTimer trigger.

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7 hours ago, jbante said:

As Wim said, use Get ( LastMessageChoice ) to get a user's selection from a custom dialog. But you're script example and the wording of your post leads me to suspect that you aren't using FileMaker's built-in custom dialog, but a new window with the modal dialog window style. If the user is clicking a "Cancel" button in that layout while the script is paused, have that button set a global variable (and to resume currently paused scripts), and have the main script check that variable instead of Get ( ScriptResult ). If the user really is canceling the script, and not just triggering another script while the first script is paused, then you can do your clean-up in a separate script called with an OnTimer trigger.

You're correct. The link to the OnTimer trigger seems to deal with exactly my issue. I'll download the sample file and explore that.

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