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Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath

Converts a FileMaker path useful for "filemac:" and "filewin:" path specification to a native path.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Path 2.4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath"; path )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
path The FileMaker file path. "/Macintosh HD/Users/test/Desktop/picture.jpg"

Result

Returns the native path.

Description

Converts a FileMaker path useful for "filemac:" and "filewin:" path specification to a native path.
The difference between a native path and a FileMaker path on Mac is, that FileMaker expects to have the Disk Name in front followed by the rest of the path. Mac OS X functions require paths from the root disk to start without volume name. Other disks have paths starting with "/Volumes/name".
This function does not work for relative paths.

Examples

Convert path to native path:

MBS( "Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath"; "/Macintosh HD/Users/test/Desktop/picture.jpg")

See also

Example Databases


Path.AddPathComponent   -   Path.FilePathToFileURL

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