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Cut

Deletes the contents of the specified field in the current record and saves the contents to the Clipboard.

See also 

Options 

Select entire contents deletes the contents of a field in the current record and saves it to the Clipboard. If you do not use Select entire contents, only the selected portion of the field's data is cut.

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

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. To duplicate the field information, use the Copy script step.

Notes 

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

With FileMaker WebDirect, the Cut script step does not place data onto the Clipboard.

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 

Cuts the contents of the Email field in the current record.

Cut [Customers::Email]

Example 2 

Prompts the user to either cut or copy the contents of the Email field.

Show Custom Dialog ["Do you want to cut or copy the customer's email address?"]
If [Get ( LastMessageChoice ) = 1]
Cut [Customers::Email]
Else If [Get ( LastMessageChoice ) = 2]
Copy [Customers::Email]
End If

Related topics 

Paste script step

Clear script step

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