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I'm sure there is a way to do this more efficiently than I am doing this. An outside application is passing data back into FMP on the clipboard. This data needs to be massaged before it can be used and the way for me to do this is in a script variable. The current solution is to 'paste' the data from the clipboard into a global field and then to set the variable to that global field. Is there a way, some function I am missing, to set the contents of the data directly into the variable without having to use a global field as a staging area? Thanks in advance for the forum's thoughts.
myFMbutler Clip Manager Express 1.1 for Windows brings support for FileMaker Pro 13 and welcomes the Spanish-speaking FileMaker community Ghent, Belgium - January 27, 2014 - myFMbutler, the makers of DoSQL, DoScript, PrinterSwitch and AutoSender, today announced the immediate availability of Clip Manager Express 1.1. for Windows. About Clip Manager Express myFMbutler's Clip Manager Express is a program that allows you to store FileMaker fields, tables, scripts, script steps, custom functions and layout objects in an easy-to-use library. You can copy and store objects that have been copied to FileMaker's own clipboard, and then re-use them later. You can also easily make batch changes to the clippings, and then send the updated field, script, custom function or layout back to FileMaker's clipboard. What is new? • Compatible with FileMaker Pro 13 • Spanish version • Faster and optimized XML editor ¿Habla español? myFMbutler’s Clip Manager Express was already available in Japanese via FMGateway ( https://fmgateway.jp ). With version 1.1 we also welcome the Spanish-speaking community. The Spanish-language version of myFMbutler Clip Manager Express will be distributed and supported by Severin Studio (http://www.severinstudio.com) Product highlights • Stores complete FileMaker fields, tables, scripts, script steps and layouts in an easy-to-use library. • Sends FileMaker elements from your library to the FileMaker clipboard, for easy creation or updating of databases. • Make batch changes to the clippings either using 'Find & replace' within Clip Manager, or using your preferred text editor, and then send the updated field, script or layout back to FileMaker's clipboard. • A 'Clip History' option allows you to automatically store all elements that are copied in FileMaker in a Clip History database - you can then later search and retrieve them and store them as separate clip files if you like • An Inspector window: the Inspector window shows a summary of all objects in your clip. • The Clip View is a human readable way to see and manipulate your clip. • File format is compatible with Clip Manager 4.2 for Mac System Requirements FileMaker Pro 13 or FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced FileMaker Pro 12 or FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced Microsoft Windows 7 or newer Pricing and availability Clip Manager Express 1.1 is available today for EUR 59,- or about USD 78,- and EUR 199,- or about USD 263,- for a site license. Clip Manager Express 1.1 is a free upgrade for existing 1.0 customers. A demo version is available for download on the myFMbutler web site. About myFMbutler myFMbutler is an initiative by SHpartners, a longtime FileMaker FBA Platinum partner. SHpartners currently have 8 FileMaker 12 Certified Developers among their staff and received a "FileMaker Excellence Award for FBA Business Partner of the Year" at DevCon 2008. myFMbutler's goal is to provide a wide range of tools that help FileMaker developers create better solutions. "Whether it be through the use of our plug-ins, or some of our other solutions that extend on the capabilities of FileMaker, we want to offer developers a way to improve their products, and help them finish their projects faster." Contact myFMbutler email@example.com www.myfmbutler.com © 2014 SHpartners bvba - All rights reserved. "myFMbutler" is a trademark owned by SHpartners bvba.
Crestline, CA, Jan 7, 2014 -- Dracoventions has released Beta 64-bit updates of all 2empowerFM plug-ins for use on FileMaker Server 13. That means our free SQL Runner, Script Scheduler, and Text Toolkit for regular expression and hash functions are all waiting for you to use with FileMaker's latest server technology. Dracoventions is proud to be one of the first plug-in vendors to offer the 64-bit upgrade. Plug-in updates can be found at 2empowerFM.com for both Macintosh and Windows, or see the release notes to learn about other minor fixes in this release. Why 64-bit? As you may have heard, FileMaker Server 13 requires all plug-ins to be 64 bit instead of 32 bit. If you try to load a 32-bit plug-in, it simply won't load, logging a cryptic error message to system.log on Mac that ends with the words "mach-o, but wrong architecture". On Windows, FileMaker Server won't even list plug-ins unless their filename ends in ".fmx64" instead of ".fmx". On Mac, it's not easy to tell if a plug-in supports 64 bit, but it can be done by running a command in the Terminal app: file <path to plug-in file>/Contents/MacOS/* If you see "64-bit" anywhere in the output, the plug-in supports 64 bit. Why FileMaker Server 13? FileMaker has let you interact with databases using your web browser for years through Instant Web Publishing. The problem has always been that the database doesn't look or behave quite the same, forcing developers to do extensive testing and implement workarounds to give IWP users a decent experience. FileMaker Server 13 introduces WebDirect, a completely new way of putting the database in a browser using modern HTML5 technology. WebDirect makes your database look and act almost like using it through a FileMaker Pro client, giving us all a new and easy way to access FileMaker databases on the go, even using a low-cost Chromebook. Even if you're not interested in WebDirect, FileMaker 13's "Perform Script on Server" script step lets you call server plug-ins without needing to install plug-ins on every FileMaker Pro client. About 2empowerFM Plug-ins Our family of 2empowerFM plug-ins save you time during FileMaker development and add powerful features to your FileMaker Pro solutions. Our plug-ins include: 2empowerFM Developer Assistant - Quickly search all scripts to find ones containing a string or pattern. - Find table names, function and script step names, field metadata, and more, without generating a DDR. - Debug and develop faster by evaluating highlighted expressions immediately instead of copying, closing dialogs, and pasting into FileMaker's Data Viewer. 2empowerFM Hands-Free Printer - Automate printing and control printer-specific settings. - Save money by enforcing the use of double sided and toner saver modes. - Prevent costly mistakes like printing all records instead of current record. 2empowerFM Menu Popper - Pop-up multi-level menus anywhere on a FileMaker layout. - Use unique dropdown menus to show type-ahead search results from multiple searches. - Make menu items bold, italic, underlined, bulleted, or add separator lines between items. 2empowerFM Keyboard and Mouse - Easily link hotkeys to scripts, create image-map buttons, and change the mouse cursor. 2empowerFM SQL Runner - Insert and Update data in any FileMaker table without changing layouts or creating extra table relationships. - Use an SQL query in a calculated field to generate dynamic pop-up lists. - One of our FREE plug-ins! 2empowerFM Text Toolkit - Perform powerful search and replace in database text using Perl-compatible regular-expressions. - Generate a hash of data using many algorithms including SHA512, MD5, and TR1. - Another FREE plug-in! 2empowerFM Clipboard Explorer - Save and restore objects on the clipboard including stylized text, FileMaker scripts, and layout objects. - Also totally FREE! Pricing and Availability 64-bit updates are available immediately at 2empowerFM.com These updates are free for all users. About Dracoventions Dracoventions is a FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) member located in Crestline, CA, USA. Dracoventions is focused on inventing software that empowers you to save development time, expand FileMaker's abilities, and create a better user experience. With over 25 years of software engineering experience, company-founder Chris Dragon was inspired by the business needs of a FileMaker-based non-profit to create the 2empowerFM Family of Plug-ins. These plug-ins include Developer Assistant, Hands-Free Printer, Menu Popper, SQL Runner, Text Toolkit, and more. Plug-ins are available at 2empowerFM.com Contact Chris Dragon Dracoventions Phone: (818) 588-6418 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.dracoventions.com
Hello everyone, My company uses File Maker to keep a record of customers' addresses. When looking at a given customer, I would like to be able to copy the whole address block (as displayed on screen) to be able to paste it somewhere else (for instance, in an email, or on a Word document). You can't do this from the layout for data entry, but we have another layout showing the address block as a succession of merge fields (see screen shot). I added a copy button, all it does is copy what's on screen to the clipboard. The problem is that, even though the layout is separated by carriage returns like this: <<contact>> <<name>> <<street>> (etc) When I copy and paste I get a succession of data separated by empty spaces (tabs), like this: contact name street Is there a way to add a line break between the merge fields so when I copy and paste to Word or else, I get this instead? contact name street Apologies if this is very simple, I am completely new to File Maker. Any pointers would be gratefully appreciated! Cheers