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AS_set_clipboard ( text )

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Thomas Siebert, Thomas Siebert

Set the clipboard to the content of a field that is not present in the current layout or set it to a text string (Apple only).

Sample Input:
AS_set_clipboard ( "hello" )
Sample Output:
"hello" is set to the clipboard

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.


Set the clipboard to the content of a field that is not present in the current layout or set it to a text string.

The FileMaker Scriptstep "Copy" can not be used for this task if the field is not present or if you want to have a specific text string inside the clipboard.

Use the cf within the scriptstep "Perform AppleScript".
Choose the option "Calculated AppleScript".

You also may use "Perform AppleScript" directly from a button.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


How is it supposed to work ?
It's impossible, I even bothered to try thought I was pretty sure it was useless.

You have to use a perform applescript at some point, and then the CF is unnecessary.

Could you tell us how to make it work, what's your reasoning

Vince, France
May 11, 2010 3:10pm

Sorry, I forgot to write the hint to use the function within the scriptstep "Perform AppleScript".

You have to choose the option "Calculated AppleScript".
You also may use "Perform AppleScript" directly from a button.

I remembered to add these lines after I already posted the function. Unfortunately my Internet was down for a Day so I had no chance to correct it fast enough.

The reason is that the ScriptStep "Copy" does only work when a field is present in the current layout.
With that AppleScript You'll be able to access any field of your table or relation.
I wrote the cf to be able to get an incoming phone number from a global field into the pastboard optionally.

Thomas Siebert, Hamburg/Germany
May 12, 2010 8:13am

Very useful, thanks, solved my problem

Nick Lightbody, Sussex UK
March 10, 2011 5:12am

Perfect! Just what I needed! Thanks!

Happy, SLC, UT
April 19, 2011 10:27pm

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