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Copy/paste? Opinions?

Question asked by RickWhitelaw on Apr 6, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2011 by james.gould


Copy/paste? Opinions?




I was speaking with a friend the other day-he's a DB developer (not Filemaker) and he mentioned that he NEVER used the OS clipboard. When I look at my solutions I see I can avoid copy and paste almost entirely by using optional script parameters (which work across files) and by setting variables (in a script running entirely in one file) and finally using the SetField step in Find mode. This seems a much more efficient method than having "copy" script steps and then pasting while in find mode, and I'm quite comfortable with these methods. What I'm wondering: is avoiding the OS clipboard advisable in general? NOT using copy/paste in scripts can certainly reduce the number of scripts and the number of steps within a script. Ideas?