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Queries data type for a preferences entry.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Preferences 9.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS and Windows ✅ Yes
MBS( "Preferences.GetValueType"; Domain; Key )   More


Parameter Description Example
Domain The domain name for your preferences. Leave empty for default one. "de.mbsplugins.MyApp"
Key The key for the value lookup. "Username"


Returns text or error.


Queries data type for a preferences entry.
Types may be Text, Data, Integer, Double, Boolean, Array or Dictionary.


Query type of an entry on Mac:

MBS( "Preferences.GetValueType"; "com.filemaker.client.advanced12"; "Preferences:FileCacheSize")

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Blog Entries

This function checks for a license.

Created 4th July 2019, last changed 4th July 2019

Preferences.GetValue - Preferences.HasValue