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Queries path to user's document folder.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Folders 4.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "Folders.UserDocuments" )




Returns path or error.


Queries path to user's document folder.
This is a native path. You can use Path.NativePathToFileMakerPath if you need to use path in a script step.

Version 8.5 and newer return the server documents folder for scripts running on server by internally calling Get(DocumentsPath).


Queries path:

MBS( "Folders.UserDocuments" )

Create folder in documents:

Set Variable [$folder; Value:MBS( "Folders.UserDocuments" )]
If [IsEmpty(Container Export::Name)]
    Set Field [Container Export::Name; "Record " & Get(RecordID)]
End If
Set Variable [$path; Value:MBS( "Path.AddPathComponent"; $folder; Container Export::Name )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Files.CreateDirectory"; $path)]

Get file in documents folder:

Set Variable [$folder; Value:MBS( "Folders.UserDocuments" )]
Set Variable [$path; Value:MBS( "Path.AddPathComponent"; $folder; "test.txt" )]

See also

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 4th June 2023

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