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Sets the current directory.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Process 6.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Process.SetCurrentDirectory"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The new native path. "C:\Test"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the current directory.
Some OS functions look for files relative to this folder.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Set current directory:

MBS( "Process.SetCurrentDirectory"; "/Users/cs/Desktop" )

Set current path on Windows:

MBS( "Process.SetCurrentDirectory"; "C:\Test" )

See also

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This function checks for a license.

Created 8th November 2016, last changed 8th November 2016

Process.LoadLibrary - Process.SetDllDirectory