Dial Phone

Dials a phone from within a script.

Options 

  • With dialog specifies whether to display the Dial Phone dialog box when the script step is performed.
  • Phone Number lets you enter a phone number to dial.
  • Specify lets you create a calculation to generate the phone number.

Compatibility 

Product Supported
FileMaker Pro Yes
FileMaker Go Yes
FileMaker WebDirect No
FileMaker Server No
FileMaker Cloud products No
FileMaker Data API No
Custom Web Publishing No

Originated in version 

6.0 or earlier

Description 

You can enter a phone number or specify a calculation to create a phone number. You can specify number, text, calculation, or global fields. Letters within the phone number are translated to numbers (except for q and z). You can also choose whether to use the current phone preferences based on your current location.

Tip  To place an international call in FileMaker Go, filter the phone number for numerical digits and the "+" symbol.

Important  The Dial Phone script step is not supported in macOS, but you can create scripts that include the Dial Phone script step to use in FileMaker Go.

Example 1 

Dials the phone number contained in the script.

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Dial Phone [With dialog: On; "5550987654"]

Example 2 

Dials the phone number contained in the Work Phone field in the current record.

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Go to Layout ["Customer Details"]
If [not IsEmpty ( Customers::Work Phone )]
    Dial Phone [With dialog: Off; Customers::Work Phone]
End If

Example 3 

Filters the contents of the Work Phone field for appropriate characters and dials the filtered number.

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Go to Layout ["Customer Details"]
If [not IsEmpty ( Customers::Work Phone )]
    Dial Phone [With dialog: Off; Filter ( Customers::Work Phone ; "1234567890+" )]
End If