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Returns the headers of the transaction as text.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
CURL 2.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "CURL.GetHeaderAsText"; curl { ; Encoding; preserveLineEndings } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
curl The CURL session handle. $curl
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for result.
Default is native. This function can also handle UTF-16 as well as UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE for little/big endian byte order.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
preserveLineEndings Optional
Whether to change line endings to CR for FileMaker.
By default (0) we change the line endings to CR, so FileMaker has no trouble.
Pass 1 to keep whatever line endings are there.


The headers as text.


Returns the headers of the transaction as text.
You are responsible for detecting decoding.

Plugin version 5.2 and newer replace newlines automatically for you to match what FileMaker uses (Mac line endings).


Get header lines:

MBS("CURL.GetHeaderAsText"; $curl)

Get file name for container from header:

Set Variable [ $name ; Value: "" ]
Set Variable [ $headers ; Value: MBS( "CURL.GetHeaderAsText"; $curl; "UTF-8") ]
Set Variable [ $headers ; Value: MBS( "List.MatchesPrefix"; $headers; "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=") ]
If [ Length($headers) > 0 ]
    Set Variable [ $name ; Value: Middle ( $headers ; 43 ; Length($headers) ) ]
End If
Set Field [ CURL Test::File ; MBS("CURL.GetResultAsContainer"; $curl; $name) ]

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

Release notes

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 16th July 2019

CURL.GetHeaderAsJSON   -   CURL.GetHeaderLength

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