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Queries text of matrix.

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Matrix 9.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Matrix.Text"; MatrixRef { ; firstRow; lastRow; firstCol; lastCol; rowSeparator; colSeparator; flags } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
MatrixRef The matrix reference number. $matrix
firstRow The index of first row.
Default is 0.
0 Optional
lastRow The index of last row.
Default is Matrix.Height-1.
5 Optional
firstCol The index of first column.
Default is 0.
0 Optional
lastCol The index of last column.
Default is Matrix.Width-1.
6 Optional
rowSeparator The row separator.
Default is CR.
Can be more than one character.
Char(13) Optional
colSeparator The column separator.
Default is tab character.
Can be more than one character.
Char(9) Optional
flags Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 13.1 or newer.
Various flags.
2: Include column names in first row.
0 Optional


Returns text or error.


Queries text of matrix.
You can use this method to quickly get all values in a given area as text.
This joins the values and removes text formatting.

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Created 8th April 2019, last changed 7th June 2024

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