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Writes a file with the given container.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Container 6.4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Container.WriteFile"; Data; FilePath )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Data The container field or value to save. $Image
FilePath The native file path. Something like "/Users/cs/desktop/test.jpg" on Mac and "C:\Programs\Data\test.jpg" on Windows. Files without path end in the root directory on Mac. "test.jpg"


Returns OK or error.


Writes a file with the given container.
See also Files.WriteFile for more options.

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.


Read a file and write it elsewhere

Set Variable [$Image; Value:MBS( "Container.ReadFile"; "/Users/cs/Pictures/Test.jpg")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "Container.WriteFile"; $Image; "/Users/cs/Desktop/target.jpg")]

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Created 6th September 2016, last changed 21st October 2017

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