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Creates a bookmark from a file path.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 3.1 Yes No Yes, macOS only No Yes
MBS( "Files.CreateBookmark"; Path { ; RelativePath; PreferFileIDResolution; MinimalBookmark } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Path The native path to file or folder where the bookmark refers to. $path
RelativePath Optional
Optional the path of a file/folder being the relative path. This can be the native path to your database. This way you can later find the file again if database and target file moved together.
PreferFileIDResolution Optional
Optional, whether you prefer FileID resolution later over path resolution. Can be 1 or 0. Default is 0.
MinimalBookmark Optional
Optional, whether to request a minimal bookmark.
Creates bookmark data with "less" information, which may be smaller but still be able to resolve in certain ways.


Returns bookmark data text or error message.


Creates a bookmark from a file path.
This is like an alias file in Finder, but as text, so you can store it in a text field in your database.

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Release notes

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 28th November 2019

Files.CreateAlias   -   Files.CreateDirectory

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