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Calls a global function given the name with FileMaker values.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
JavaScriptWebKit 12.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "JavaScript.CF"; Name; Parameters... )   More


Parameter Description Example
Name The name of the function. "test"
Parameters... Value to pass as parameter.


Returns value or error.


Calls a global function given the name with FileMaker values.
Please initialize the global "js" JavaScript environment before (see JavaScript.New) and fill it with function definitions as needed (see JavaScript.RegisterFunction). This may include functions to do FileMaker evaluate (see JavaScript.RegisterEvaluateFunction), SQL execute (see JavaScript.RegisterSQLQueryFunction) and starting scripts (see JavaScript.RegisterRunScriptFunction).

Parameters are passed to the function. Please pass as many parameters in FileMaker as needed.
Numbers are passed as number and other values are passed as text.

If the function needs more parameter, undefined values are used to fill up.
If the function needs less parameters, additional ones are dropped.
There is no limit in the number of parameters for MBS Plugin here.

Returns the result of the function converted to FileMaker, e.g. as text or number value.

Same as JavaScript.CallFunction, but takes "js" as the global JavaScript engine. See our example for JavaScript Custom Functions.

This function takes variable number of parameters. Pass as much parameters as needed separated by the semicolon in FileMaker.
Please repeat Parameters parameter as often as you need.

See also

Release notes

  • Version 12.2
    • Added JavaScript.CF function for using this JavaScript engine for custom functions, too.

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Created 3th May 2022, last changed 9th February 2023

JavaScript.Available - JavaScript.CallFunction