Specifies a window by name and makes it the foreground window.
- Current Window brings the active window of the file that contains the script to the foreground.
- Window Name specifies which window to bring to the foreground.
- Current file only restricts matches to the current file (not selecting this option matches all available FileMaker Pro files).
|FileMaker Cloud products||Yes|
|FileMaker Data API||Yes|
|Custom Web Publishing||Yes|
Originated in version
6.0 or earlier
Because FileMaker Pro script steps are always performed in the foreground table, it is sometimes necessary to bring a specific window to the front. Use this script step when you are working with scripts in multitable files to make certain that a script step is performed in the intended table.
- In FileMaker WebDirect:
- this script step displays the specified virtual window in the web browser window. The previous virtual window remains open when it is not displayed.
- this script step is not supported for cards.
- In the FileMaker Data API and Custom Web Publishing, this script step makes the specified virtual window the foreground window. The previous virtual window remains open.
- Window name selection is not case sensitive. This script will select the first matching window and bring it to the front.
- The Select Window script step does not open a window of a related file when the related file is opened in a hidden state, such as when a file is opened because it is the source file of a related field. To use the Select Window script step with this type of related file, open the related file using the Open File script step.
For example, a layout in the file Data Entry contains a related field from the file Companies. When this layout is displayed, FileMaker Pro opens the Companies file in a hidden state. To open a new window displaying the hidden related file, use a script such as:Copy
Open File[Open Hidden: On ; "Companies"]
Select Window[Name: "Companies"]
To return the file to its original state, perform a Close Window  script step to close the open window.
- Select Window can make visible a hidden related file if the script step is executed from within the hidden file.
Selects the Print Invoices window. If the Print Invoices window is not open, creates a new window and goes to the Print Invoices layout.
Select Window [Name: "Print invoices"]
If [Get ( LastError ) = 112]
New Window [Style: Floating Document; Name: "Print Invoices";
Using layout: "Print Invoices" (Invoices)]