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Files.ReadPDF

Reads a PDF file from the file system.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 4.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Files.ReadPDF"; Path { ; FileName; DontRenderPreview } )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Path The native file system path to the file. "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.pdf"
FileName Optional
Optional the file name to use.
"test.pdf"
DontRenderPreview Optional
Pass 1 to not create a JPEG with preview of first page as part of the container.
0

Result

Returns container value or error.

Description

Reads a PDF file from the file system.
This function does not verify if the file you ask to load is actually a valid PDF.
Reading files over 1 GB is not supported.

See also Files.ReadJPEG, Files.ReadFile, Files.ReadPNG, Text.ReadTextFile and RichText.ReadFile.

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

Read a PDF file:

Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "Files.ReadPDF"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/todo.pdf")]

See also


Files.ReadJPEG   -   Files.ReadPNG

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