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Queries the file extension of the given path.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 5.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Files.FileExtension"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Path Native path to the file to check. "C:\test\me.jpg"


Returns text or error.


Queries the file extension of the given path.
Returns file extension without dot.

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.


Queries file extension of a file

MBS( "Files.FileExtension"; "C:\test.txt" )

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Created 25th May 2015, last changed 2nd June 2015

Files.FileExists   -   Files.FileInfo

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