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Insert Current Date
Pastes the current system date into a field or variable.
See also 
Insert Current Date [Select; <table::field or variable>]
Select entire contents replaces the contents of a field or variable. If you don’t select this option:
For a field, replaces only the selected portion of the active field, or inserts data at the insertion point. The default insertion point is at the end of the field's data.
For a variable that doesn’t have container data, inserts data at the end of the variable’s current value. For a variable that has container data, replaces the contents of the variable.
Target specifies the field to paste the date into or the variable to set. If the variable doesn’t exist, this script step creates it (see Using variables).
Where the script step runs 
FileMaker Pro 
FileMaker Server 
FileMaker Go 
Custom Web Publishing 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Runtime solution 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
You must specify a target variable, specify a target field on the current layout, click in a field, or use the Go to Field script step before performing this script step. If Target is not specified, the data is placed in the active field. Otherwise, this script step returns an error code that can be captured with the Get(LastError) function.
If you manually select field data before you run this script step in FileMaker WebDirect, the script step performs as if you did not make a selection. To select field data before you run this script step in FileMaker WebDirect, use the Set Selection script step.
Example 1 
Goes to the Email History layout, inserts the current date in the Last Sent field, then goes to the original layout.
Go to Layout ["Email History"]
Insert Current Date [Select; Emails::Last Sent]
Go to Layout [original layout]
Related topics 
Set Field script step
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