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

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


Parameter Description Example
Type What element type to query.
Can be "auto" for version 10.1 for automatic type selection.


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 ValueList, Script, ScriptStep, Layout, CustomFunction, Table, Field or Layout12.
Pass auto as type in version 10.1 or newer to let the plugin look for all types and return the data found.

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.

Warning: Some settings in script step for import, export or printer setup may not be preserved in copied content!

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This function checks for a license.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 21st February 2020

Clipboard.GetData - Clipboard.GetFiles