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List.Serialize

Serialized a list as a text.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
List 5.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "List.Serialize"; List )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
List The list to process. "Hello" ¶ "" ¶ "World"

Result

Returns text or error.

Description

Serialized a list as a text.
The dictionary content is stored in a base64 encoded string which the plugin function List.Deserialize and QuickList.Deserialize can read.
Using this function allows to store a list in a text field or transmit it with Socket functions, SerialPort functions or by writing it to a file.

Examples

Save and restore a list:

Set Variable [$list; Value:"Hello¶World¶1234¶Just a test!"]
Set Variable [$text; Value:MBS("List.Serialize"; $list)]
Show Custom Dialog ["List"; "Encoded: " & $text & ¶ & ¶ & "Decoded: " & MBS("List.Deserialize"; $text)]

See also


List.Reverse   -   List.SetValue

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