Reference > Script steps reference > Files script steps > Close File
 

Close File

Closes a FileMaker Pro Advanced file or disconnects from an ODBC data source.

See also 

Options 

Current File closes the file that runs the script step.

Add FileMaker Data Source specifies a FileMaker Pro Advanced file to disconnect from.

Add ODBC Data Source specifies an ODBC data source to disconnect from.

Manage Data Sources allows you to modify or remove external data sources you have added. See Editing FileMaker data sources and Editing ODBC data sources.

Compatibility 

 

Product 

Supported 

FileMaker Pro Advanced 

Yes 

FileMaker Go 

Yes 

FileMaker WebDirect 

No 

FileMaker Server 

No 

FileMaker Cloud for AWS 

No 

FileMaker Data API 

No 

Custom Web Publishing 

No 

Runtime solution 

Yes 

Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier

Description 

If you do not specify a file, FileMaker Pro Advanced stops the currently running script and closes the FileMaker file that the script is running from.

This script step disconnects the specified ODBC data source. This lets you "re-login" to the specified ODBC data source with a different user name and password, without closing the FileMaker file.

Notes 

If a user moves the specified file, FileMaker Pro Advanced might not be able to close the file.

Close File can't close external data sources that are referenced in the relationships graph.

Example 1 

Opens the Invoices database and performs a script, then closes the current database.

Open File [Open hidden: Off ; "Invoices"]
Perform Script [Specified: From list ; "Sort Records" from file: "Invoices" ; Parameter: ]
Close File [Current File]

Related topics 

Script steps reference (alphabetical list)

Script steps reference (category list)

Working with external data sources