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Dial Phone

Dials a phone from within a script.

See also 

Options 

With dialog specifies whether to display the Dial Phone dialog box when the script step is performed.

Phone Number lets you enter a phone number to dial.

Specify lets you create a calculation to generate the phone number.

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 

You can enter a phone number or specify a calculation to create a phone number. You can specify number, text, calculation, or global fields. Letters within the phone number are translated to numbers (except for q and z). You can also choose whether to use the current phone preferences based on your current location.

Tip  To place an international call in FileMaker Go, filter the phone number for numerical digits and the "+" symbol.

Important  The Dial Phone script step is not supported in macOS, but you can create scripts that include the Dial Phone script step to use in FileMaker Go.

Example 1 

Dials the phone number contained in the script.

Dial Phone [With dialog: On; "5550987654"]

Example 2 

Dials the phone number contained in the Work Phone field in the current record.

Go to Layout ["Customer Details"]
If [not IsEmpty ( Customers::Work Phone )]
Dial Phone [With dialog: Off; Customers::Work Phone]
End If

Example 3 

Filters the contents of the Work Phone field for appropriate characters and dials the filtered number.

Go to Layout ["Customer Details"]
If [not IsEmpty ( Customers::Work Phone )]
Dial Phone [With dialog: Off; Filter ( Customers::Work Phone ; "1234567890+" )]
End If

Related topics 

Filter function

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