Is there some trick to getting the Copy script step to work on FileMaker Go? It seems to be a very simple script, but I cannot get it to set the iOS clipboard to the specified field.
Why do you want to use Copy? It should work if the field from which you are copying is present on the current layout, but many new developers use copy when they should be using another script step such as set variable....
'copy' needs the field in the current layout... do You have separate layouts for Go? Could be that the field is missing
As Phil mentioned, IMHO. it's better to replace the 'copy' by 'set Variable'
I'ld recommend to use
set Variable [ $$myVar ; MyTable::MyField ]
instead of 'copy' since this is more reliable.
Always mind your "Focus": In which layout am I and which relation would work in this context when the script is supposed to SetVar (or copy a value).
Reason for using Copy was to have a calculated file name set to the iOS clipboard to paste into the following dialog that appears when you export field contents. I ultimately am wanting to programatticaly name the exported file. Turns out I did not have the field on the layout to copy from. Adding the field to layout fixed the Copy issue
I ultimately ended up using a variable to set the file name in the export field contents script. A little easier that way.
Thanks for the helpful replies.
You can specify the file name and file path as a variable in the export field contents step. You simply use set variable to assign file path and name to the variable, then enter the name of the variable as the "file" reference. Thus, copy should not be needed. Set Variable is more robust and should the user have copied data to the clipboard previously, that data is left untouched by Set Variable unlike copy.
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