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Reads a line of text from serial port.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
SerialPort 7.0 Yes Yes Yes No No

MBS( "SerialPort.ReadLine"; PortReference { ; Encoding } )


Parameter Description Example value
PortReference The reference number of the port. You get this number from SerialPort.Open when you open the port. $port
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for result.
Default is native.
This function can also handle UTF-16 as well as UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE for little/big endian byte order.
Pass hex or base64 to get text back encoded.


Returns text or error.


Reads a line of text from serial port.
The plugin buffers input and reads text until first newline character. Returns text without that newline character.

See also

SerialPort.ReadHex   -   SerialPort.Resume

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