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Set the value of the specified Field in a webviewer.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WebView 1.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "WebView.SetFormValue"; WebViewerRef; FormNameOrIndex; Field; NewValue { ; OnlyVisible } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function.
FormNameOrIndex Either the Name of the Form or the Index starting at 0
Field the name of the field, case sensitive
NewValue the value to set
OnlyVisible Whether to look for all fields or only the visible ones. Default is false. 0 Optional


Set the value of the specified Field in a webviewer.
To learn about forms and fields on a website, you can use the Form Utility application included with our plugin.

Some websites use a lot of JavaScript, so you may need to send change event to control via WebView.RunJavaScript so the javascript is notified about the changes.

For Windows this function is only supported in FileMaker Pro when using Internet Explorer as engine behind the Web Viewer, but not when Microsoft Edge/Chrome engine is used.


Set A form value


Field = "name";
NewValue = "Clark Kent";
Form = "myForm";
WebViewerName = "MyWebViewer";

WindowRef = MBS("Window.FindByTitle"; Get(WindowName));
WebViewerID = MBS("WebView.FindByName"; WindowRef; WebViewerName)


MBS("WebView.SetFormValue"; WebViewerID; Form; Field; NewValue)


Fill a form:

MBS( "WebView.SetFormValue" ; "web"; "search"; "street_name"; "test2" )

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries


Created 18th August 2014, last changed 3th September 2017

WebView.SetFormTextAreaValue - WebView.SetFrameWithControl

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