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Clear

Deletes the contents of the specified field in the current record.

See also 

Options 

Select entire contents deletes the entire contents of a field. If you do not use Select entire contents, only the selected portion of the field's data is deleted.

Go to target field specifies the field whose contents you want to delete.

Compatibility 

 

Product 

Supported 

FileMaker Pro Advanced 

Yes 

FileMaker Go 

Yes 

FileMaker WebDirect 

Partial 

FileMaker Server 

Yes 

FileMaker Cloud for AWS 

Yes 

FileMaker Data API 

Yes 

Custom Web Publishing 

Yes 

Runtime solution 

Yes 

Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier

Description 

This script step removes the contents of the field in the current record without placing the contents on the Clipboard. If you want to cut and paste the field information, use the Cut script step. Use Undo immediately to restore the contents.

Notes 

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 

Clears the Email field in the current record.

Show Custom Dialog ["Do you want to clear the customer's email address?"]
If [Get ( LastMessageChoice ) = 1]
Clear [Select; Customers::Email]
End If

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