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Go to Layout
Switches to the specified layout.
See also 
Go to Layout [“<layout name or layout number>”]
original layout is the active layout when the script is initiated.
Layout specifies a layout by name from the list of layouts you’ve defined in your file.
Layout Name by calculation specifies a formula whose result is a valid layout name.
Layout Number by calculation specifies a formula whose result is a valid layout number. (Layout numbers correspond to the order of the layouts in the file.)
Where the script step runs 
FileMaker Pro 
FileMaker Server 
FileMaker Go 
Custom Web Publishing 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Runtime solution 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
This script step is useful when you begin a script to make sure the user starts with the correct layout displayed.
The Go to Layout script step can only take you to layouts defined in the same file as the script itself. To go to layouts in an external file, define a script in that file using the Go to Layout script step, and call that script from the first file using the Perform Script script step.
Layout Name by calculation recognizes layouts with the same names in the order in which they were created. If you have multiple layouts with the same name, either select the specific layout you want from the layout list or use Layout Number by calculation.
Define an unstored calculation field with the function Get(LayoutNumber) function and place it on your layouts to verify the layout numbers of your layouts.
When a file has two or more tables, FileMaker Pro appends the name of the source table to the layout name for clarity. For example, Go to Layout [“Layout #2” (TableB)].
Example 1 
Opens a new window and goes to the Summary field on the Invoice Details layout.
New Window [Style: Document]
Go to Layout ["Invoice Details"]
Go to Field [Invoices::Summary]
Example 2 
Checks which device is running the database and goes to the appropriate layout.
If [PatternCount ( Get ( ApplicationVersion ); "iPad" )]
Go to Layout ["Customers iPad"]
Else If [PatternCount ( Get ( ApplicationVersion ); "Pro" )]
Go to Layout ["Customers"]
Go to Layout ["Customers iPhone"]
End If
Sort Records [Restore; With dialog: Off]
Related topics 
New Window script step
Get(LayoutAccess) function
Get(LayoutName) function
Get(LayoutNumber) function
Get(LayoutTableName) function
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