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Element names

This is a quick visual overview of the various FileMaker elements such as tables, fields, layouts, scripts, functions and other objects. Each element of FileMaker has its own subsection below.

CLIPBOARD (is a reserved temporary global field)
id (is the primary key in all tables)
id_Tablename (is a foreign key)
FunctionalArea » Tablename
@Tablename (is the name for developer table occurrences)
Tablename: Layout Name (form|list)
Script Name
Script Name ( with ; parameters )

Developer note

The primary goal of these naming conventions is to create highly readable code. Concerns related to brevity are superseded by clarity and maintainability. These naming standards are also specific to FileMaker Client development. They do not address Web, Mobile or SQL based deployment. For more information related to these aspects of FileMaker then read about Solution development models

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