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Add a text file to the archive.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Archive 13.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Archive.AddText"; Text; Encoding; FileName { ; TimeStamp } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Text The text to save. "Hello World"
Encoding The text encoding for text parameter.
Default is native.
FileName The file name to use.
May contain relative path parts.
TimeStamp Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 14.0 or newer.
The timestamp to use in the archive for the file.
Can be empty to use today.
"" Optional


Returns OK or error.


Add a text file to the archive.
Please use Archive.Create before adding the first file and use Archive.Close after the last file to finish.


Compress PDF containers into a zip file with a readme file:

Set Variable [ $path ; Value: MBS( "Path.AddPathComponent"; MBS( "Folders.UserDesktop" ); "" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Archive.Create"; "zip"; "deflate"; $path) ]
If [ MBS("IsError") ]
    Show Custom Dialog [ "Failed to create zip archive." ; $r ]
    Exit Script [ Text Result: ]
End If
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Archive.AddText"; "PDF documents related to order " & Orders::ID; "UTF-8"; "ReadMe.txt" ) ]
Go to Record/Request/Page [ First ]
Set Variable [ $destPage ; Value: 1 ]
    Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Archive.AddContainer"; Orders::PDF) ]
    Go to Record/Request/Page [ Next ; Exit after last: On ]
End Loop
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Archive.Close") ]

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Created 13th February 2023, last changed 5th January 2024

Archive.AddFile - Archive.BZip2Version