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Copy Record/Request

Copies the values of a record or find request to the Clipboard.

See also 

Options 

None.

Compatibility 

 

Product 

Supported 

FileMaker Pro Advanced 

Yes 

FileMaker Go 

Yes 

FileMaker WebDirect 

No 

FileMaker Server 

Yes 

FileMaker Cloud for AWS 

Yes 

FileMaker Data API 

No 

Custom Web Publishing 

No 

Runtime solution 

Yes 

Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier

Description 

Text fields are copied in tab-delimited format, without styles, in the order they appear in the record layout. Text in container fields is also copied. (This script step is equivalent to choosing Copy from the Edit menu when there is no active field.)

Notes 

Contents that you cut or copy to the Clipboard are accessible to other applications.

When using the Copy Record/Request step with repeating fields, FileMaker Pro Advanced inserts the group separator character between each repetition. You can use a text editor to replace these characters with another delimiter such as a tab or space.

Any fields located in popovers are ignored when you copy records.

Example 1 

Copies the contents of the current record and displays a custom dialog box.

Copy Record/Request
Show Custom Dialog ["You can now paste the current record in your spreadsheet software."]

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