In addition to some good info about FileMaker error codes, this article demonstrates quite nicely the “Single Pass Loop” technique for scripting. We’ve been using it a lot lately at LuminFire and highly recommend it. The two screenshots speak volumes for how tidy it makes things.
Identifying and capturing errors within our FileMaker applications are an essential part of the development process and it can feel a bit like a roller coaster ride. When we create an app that makes our jobs easier, we want to make sure that it does the right things effectively and reliably. That's why having a solid understanding of the potential error codes we might encounter and how to resolve them successfully is so important. In this post, we'll deal with the highs and lows of fool-proofing our FileMaker apps by maneuvering through conventional errors and exploring some common places where bugs tend to crop up.