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Freeze Window

Stops updating the active window.

See also 

Options 

None.

Compatibility 

 

Product 

Supported 

FileMaker Pro 

Yes 

FileMaker Go 

Yes 

FileMaker WebDirect 

Yes 

FileMaker Server 

No 

FileMaker Cloud products 

No 

FileMaker Data API 

No 

Custom Web Publishing 

No 

Originated in version 

6.0 or earlier

Description 

Use Freeze Window to hide actions from the user while FileMaker Pro performs the remainder of the script. Use a Refresh Window or a Pause/Resume script step to resume updating the active window after a Freeze Window script step.

Notes 

A Refresh Window step is not needed if it would be the last step in a script. FileMaker Pro turns off Freeze Window and refreshes the display when a script ends. Use Refresh Window to force a window update within a script.

Example 1 

Freezes the window, goes to the Print Invoices layout, prints, and returns to the original layout.

Freeze Window
Go to Layout ["Print Invoices"]
Print [Restore: Printer; With dialog: Off]
Go to Layout [original layout]

Example 2 

Freezes the window, then copies data from the Work Phone field to the Day Contact field in all records.

Freeze Window
Go to Record/Request/Page [First]
Loop
Set Field [Customers::Day Contact; Customers::Work Phone]
Go to Record/Request/Page [Next; Exit after last: On]
End Loop

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