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Path.ShortPath

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

Parameters

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

Result

Returns text or error.

Description

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.

Examples

Convert FileMaker path:

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

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

See also

Release notes

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This function is free to use.

Created 17th December 2018, last changed 9th November 2021


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