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Returns list of names of serial ports.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
SerialPort 3.0 Yes Yes Yes No No
MBS( "SerialPort.List" )   More




Returns the list of names.


Returns list of names of serial ports.
On Windows can list ports with textual name.

When script calling this function runs on client in FileMaker Pro, you may see the ports of the machine your FileMaker Pro runs on. But if run on server side, you see the ports of the server.


Get device list and pick first one:

$list = MBS( "SerialPort.List" )
$firstDevice = LeftValues($list; 1)

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Release notes

  • Version 8.2

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 12nd March 2020

SerialPort.LastError   -   SerialPort.Open

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