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Documentation links for Get functions in FileMaker

As you may know we have the option to make MBS functions clickable in the calculation dialogs in FileMaker. You type a function and we directly link it to the documentation page to check the details of the function. Especially for beginners it is a great help to have the links easily accessible.

For next plugin version we add the same for Get() functions in FileMaker (and Hole in German as well as Obtenir in French). Our plugin has a list of the function names with their links, so we can add the link annotation to the formula text. Here is a collage of the dialogs for several languages:

We recognize the localized and the English name. Yes, sometimes we like to type the English name and FileMaker then auto translates it to whatever language it is when closing the dialog. The tooltip shows you the URL, if you hover the mouse cursor over it. The link is based on the current localization of FileMaker.

If you like to get the links, you need to turn them on in the preferences dialog or call the SyntaxColoring.SetFormulasWithLinks function passing 1.

Please try the feature in the next pre-release. As usual this is macOS only.
Thanks to Alexis Gehrt for the suggestion. Claris FileMaker Plugin
06 05 22 - 08:14