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Queries clipboard content as text.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Clipboard 2.6 Yes Yes No No Yes
MBS( "Clipboard.GetText" { ; type } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
type Optional
The data type.
By default NSStringPboardType, but can be other Mac types.
Mac only.


The text from the clipboard. Empty if no text is there.


Queries clipboard content as text.
Examples for type parameter: public.utf8-plain-text, CorePasteboardFlavorType 0x54455854, public.rtf,CorePasteboardFlavorType 0x75747874.

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.


Get text from clipboard:


Query addressbook data from Contacts app:

MBS("Clipboard.GetText"; "ABPeopleDictPboardType")

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

Release notes

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 22nd October 2018

Clipboard.GetStyledText   -   Clipboard.GetTypes

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