Copy Record/Request

Copies the values of a record or find request to the Clipboard.




Product Supported
FileMaker Pro Yes
FileMaker Go Yes
FileMaker WebDirect No
FileMaker Server Yes
FileMaker Cloud Yes
FileMaker Data API No
Custom Web Publishing No

Originated in version 

6.0 or earlier


Text fields are copied in tab-delimited format, without styles, in the order they appear in the record layout. Text in container fields is also copied. (This script step is equivalent to choosing Copy from the Edit menu when there is no active field.)


  • Contents that you cut or copy to the Clipboard are accessible to other applications.
  • When using the Copy Record/Request step with repeating fields, FileMaker Pro inserts the group separator character between each repetition. You can use a text editor to replace these characters with another delimiter such as a tab or space.
  • Any fields located in popovers are ignored when you copy records.

Example 1 

Copies the contents of the current record and displays a custom dialog box.

Copy Record/Request
Show Custom Dialog ["You can now paste the current record in your spreadsheet software."]