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Queries short file path on Windows.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Path 9.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Path.ShortPath"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native file path. "C:\Users\Christian Schmitz\Dokumente"


Returns text or error.


Queries short file path on Windows.
For your convenience this function returns same path on iOS, Mac and Linux.
If the specified path is already in its short form and conversion is not needed, the function simply returns the input path.
Use Path.LongPath function to reverse to long path.


Convert FileMaker path:

MBS( "Path.ShortPath"; "C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced" )

Example result: "C:\PROGRA~1\FILEMA~1\FILEMA~1"

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This function is free to use.

Created 17th December 2018, last changed 20th February 2024

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