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Container.WriteArchive

Writes an archive with container value.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Container 4.4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Container.WriteArchive"; Container; Path )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Container The container to use. MyTable::MyContainer
Path Native path to the archive file to use. "C:\Benutzer\Christian\Desktop\test.txt"

Result

Returns OK or error.

Description

Writes an archive with container value.
This function allows you to archive whatever the container contains into a zip archive.
Please use Container.ReadArchive to read back.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.

Examples

Reads an archive:

MBS("Container.ReadArchive"; "C:\Benutzer\Christian\Desktop\test.txt")

Writes an archive:

MBS("Container.WriteArchive"; MyTable::MyContainer; "C:\Benutzer\Christian\Desktop\test.txt")

See also

Example Databases


Container.Serialize   -   Container.WriteFile

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