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Queries short file path on Windows.

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


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


Returns OK 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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Release notes

Created 17th December 2018, last changed 17th December 2018

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