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Returns text about errors external to FileMaker that are returned by Get(LastError).


Get ( LastExternalErrorDetail )



Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier


For ODBC imports and Execute SQL script steps, returns a detailed ODBC error message.

For working with ODBC data sources in the relationships graph, returns the readable error string that is generated by the ODBC driver.

For actions that attempt to connect to a host securely, returns an SSL certificate error message.

For external script steps, returns an error message if it is specified by the plug-in.

For operations that use cURL options, returns a message from the cURL library or a response code from the server. See Supported cURL options.

For operations that attempt to lock records already in use, returns the name and account of the user currently editing the record.

For plug-ins that fail to install or load, returns an error message.

Example 1 

For ODBC imports and Execute SQL script steps, returns [DataDirect][Macintosh ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified (-1) when a data source name wasn't found and the driver wasn't specified.

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