FileMaker Go: Paste image into container doesn't work

Discussion created by emory_brown on Mar 22, 2017
Latest reply on May 15, 2018 by TSGal

Product and version (FileMaker Go 15)

OS and version (iOS 10.2.1)

Hardware (iPad Pro, iPhone)


Copying an image from a web site or PDF and then attempting to paste it into a container field fails. No error is returned by FileMaker scripting engine if the actions are scripted.


Expected behavior: image is pasted from the iOS clipboard into FileMaker Go container field.

Actual behavior: nothing happens.


How to replicate

  1. Go to filemaker.com on an iPad
  2. Copy the FileMaker logo image at the top of the page.
  3. Go to any container field with FileMaker Go.
  4. Tap on the image, then tap again to pull up the paste function.
  5. Tap on paste.
  6. Nothing will happen, no error is returned (last error = 0).


To test, ensure FileMaker Go has access to the camera and camera roll in settings.



Save image to camera roll instead of copying to clipboard, and then insert from the camera roll.