Michael it sounds like there may be a script trigger on that layout that is performing a copy.
Do you have FileMaker Pro Advanced? Can you turn on the script debugger and see what is happening?
If not, then in layout mode, check the settings for the layout to see if there are any script triggers.
This is why we want to avoid the Copy step in scripts. Hopefully you can find the culprit and eliminate it.
Let us know what you find.
Please clarify what you mean by:
- leave one certain layout on my database. (just that one no others) and paste my copy
- will effect every other layout inside my db
Are your layouts changing?
Are you getting the same text string every time you paste?
Are there any copy/paste script steps stil being used in your file, possibly with a script trigger for this layout?
I have what is called the "Follow Up layout". It is only when this layout is active and a copy is made via wherever and then this layout is left. Pasting the copied info in any other layout displays the string. No the layout does not change just active. Yes it is the same ever paste. No there are no scripts related to copy / paste.
Yes I am on Advanced. I will try this and check all my scripts again for a copy.
What field are you copying from? is it always the same field?
Does this field happen to be a popup menu? it's possible that what you are seeing is not the actual data in the field, but the valuelist is displaying a more userfriendly field while storing an ID (that would be where the string of numbers is coming from).
I can copy from anything on my os (Windows 7 Prem.) and this layout is active. Then leave the layout and paste anywhere else within fm.
So you copy some text from any number of places, and can paste successfully into any number of places except a particular layout? When you have a problem, what is the type of field you're trying to paste into? Also, can you provide a sample of the number string you get?
Doesn't have to be a field within fm. The paste can be anywhere. YPG99110000024 is the string. (In order to provide that string I copied the url and pasted here with that particular layout active. If it was not active and I did the same thing I will get the actual url in the paste.
Michael's computer may be eating the paste,
Do you have a Copy/Paste app active, like Copy/Paste Pro?
Or maybe one of the String/typing substitute programs like QuickKeys?
I can tell you that it is not just my computer. I have been getting calls and emails from my office stating this problem to me begging for a fix. Sigh!!
Perhaps post a copy of the file in question to see if it can be duplicated outside of your environment.
Is this file hosted by FMS?
Good idea and yes.