When I use Ctrl C+Ctrl V, it only works in filemaker, doesn't work when I'm going to paste into my other text editor app?
How can I extract them out?
What would be the point of this?
You can print them to PDF; if you want to see them or review them.
But no, you can't copy/paste back and forth to a text editor.
I just wanna keep the codes in the dash app as snippets for my review later.
FM puts a wrapper around what it places on the clipboard so that it can not be recognized as pure text that can be pasted into any other app. What it places on the clipboard is XML very similar to the XML DDR. So if you want to spend some digging around you can use an OS-level tool to remove the wrapper and get to the XML.
Or you can use a tool like Clip Manager for Mac
Do you use Mac?
You could use the Copy button provided by the MBS FileMaker Plugin.
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Christian is being humble here ('cause that's the kind of guy he is). His plugin enables a total "round-tripping" from script to text editor and back to script (and about 47 million other things). Wim is right, though, that if you merely want to store pieces of script for later reuse, Clip Manager may be more your tool of choice.
Just to round out the list of options, you can copy scripts as text from a database design report via FileMaker Advanced.
Yes! the DDR is easy with HTML version, not so easy with XML version (to find the script and copy it), as the HTML version formats for human-readers.
If we're cataloging *all* the options, FMPerception allows you to identify a script in the lower pane and right click on it to get an option of "Copy XML Text".
This works even on elements That FileMaker does not support copy and paste for.
Just so y'all know, designdb is the genius who wrote the awesome FMPerception. If you don't have it, get it.
Bruce Robertson mentioned saving to pdf as a way of viewing a script. But note that you can use this as the first step in a two-step process of COPYING a script. Because the pdf contains actual text, you can
Then paste into your text editor. Need need for plugins (not that they're not wonderful).
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