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April 28th, 2007

FileMaker Scripting – PrivilegeSetName

Quick FileMaker Pro tip:

if you are trying to implement some privilege set specific behavior and you are depending on the call to Get(PrivilegeSetName), be aware that if you set the “Run Script with Full Privileges” option on that script that that function does not return the Privilege Set Name for the current user, but instead returns [Full Access].

Took me about 10 minutes to figure out why my script was not executing. This actually turned out to be a good thing since it forced me to factor my script a bit more and thereby create a more flexible function.

One other thing that is a bit frustrating is that there is no way (other than setting at startup and referring to a global global) to abstract/define a constant for a privilege set name. If you needed to make heavy use of privilege set specific branching, picking good privilege set names in the beginning would be crucial.

Posted by Brian Blood as Database, FileMaker at 1:08 PM UTC

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