Can the Calendar Set Alarms or Give Me Some Kind of Notice When Appointments Are Coming Up?

Our calendar does not have any kind of alarms function built into it, though you can easily add one.

The trick here is to get FileMaker to run a script every so often- once you can do that, you can have a script that finds upcoming appointments, or finds them and then emails you about them.

In order to run a script like this (every x minutes, for instance), you'll need a plugin, something like the ScriptFire plugin from In many of our installations, we have a simple FileMaker client running a similar plugin as an unattended agent. This agent machine can then do other automated tasks like email notifications, reports, etc.

For more information on this, search our support forum for “alarms”:

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