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Shows an URL.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Utility 2.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS and Windows ✅ Yes
MBS( "ShowURL"; URL )   More


Parameter Description Example
URL The URL to open. ""


Returns "OK" on success.


Shows an URL.
Depending on URL the matching client will be launched and passed the URL.
Similar to FileMaker's Open URL script step, but passes through all schema.


Open MBS Website:

MBS("ShowURL"; "")

Open Mail client for sending email:

MBS("ShowURL"; "")

Trigger FaceTime call on MacOS using tel URL scheme::

MBS("ShowURL"; "tel:+0123456789")

Open Skype and call someone:

MBS("ShowURL"; "skype:UserName")

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This function checks for a license.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 4th March 2023

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