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Queries the xml text of a FileMaker layout/script object.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Clipboard 4.0 Yes Yes No No No
MBS( "Clipboard.GetFileMakerData"; Type )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Type What element type to query. "Layout"


Returns text or error.


Queries the xml text of a FileMaker layout/script object.
The result is a XML text which you can store for later.
The type can be Script, ScriptStep, Layout, CustomFunction, Table, Field or Layout12.

For server this will query the clipboard of the user account running the server app on the server computer and not the clipboard of any client.

Added type ValueList for FileMaker 16.
For custom menus in FileMaker 17, please use Clipboard.GetText function.

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Example Databases

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 4th May 2018

Clipboard.GetData   -   Clipboard.GetFiles

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