How to Do Finds Inside your Big Scripts

This is a quick one. When you have a 4 page script like the one I’m working on right now, you need a way to quickly see if you’ve referenced a variable or not.

The reason I needed this is that I discovered I was using $_JobID and $_Job_ID in different places in my large script. I went around and standardized on $_Job_ID and wanted to delete my set variable for $_JobID. That’s when I needed the find in script feature to make sure I had eliminated all references to $_JobID first.

Here’s how:

Print your script except don’t print just save it as a PDF. Now search inside your PDF to your heart’s content!

One thought on “How to Do Finds Inside your Big Scripts

  1. FileMaker Plugins

    Thats a great tip, but I wish we didn’t have to do it! It would be great if there were form of search/filtering for script steps, similar to how we can now find a script in the script listings!

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