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Puts the xml text on the clipboard for a FileMaker layout/script object.

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


Parameter Description Example
Type What element type to set.
Can be "auto" for version 10.1 for automatic type selection.
Text The text to put on the clipboard. $text


Returns OK or error.


Puts the xml text on the clipboard for a FileMaker layout/script object.
Be sure to put the correct xml on the clipboard to avoid FileMaker being confused.
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 at the xml to decide on type.

For server this will modify 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.SetText function.


Put xml back on clipboard:

Set Variable [$r; Value: MBS( "Clipboard.SetFileMakerData"; "auto"; $xml ) ]

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

Clipboard.GetTypes - Clipboard.SetFiles

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