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Reads bytes from socket and returns them as text.
|Socket||3.1||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||✅ Yes||✅ Yes|
|SocketID||The socket ID received by Socket.Connect function.||$sock|
|length||Maximum number of bytes to read.||10|
|Encoding||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.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
Returns text or error message.
DescriptionReads bytes from socket and returns them as text.
The text returned may be shorter than length bytes.
The buffer size of the socket is managed by the OS and can be several megabytes big if needed.
To read the whole input buffer, use Socket.ReadAll. To look into buffer without removing text, please use Socket.Peek function instead.
Read up to 8 bytes and decode them from Windows text encoding into FileMaker:
Connect to a HTTP Server and wait for answer:
Read data and put in a new record:
- Version 10.4
- Network/HTTP Server hosted
- Network/HTTP Server local
- Network/Socket Test/Socket Test
- Network/SSL/TCP Socket SSL
- Network/TCP Send and Receive/TCP Receiver
- Network/TCP Send and Receive/TCP Sender
- Network/TCP Socket
- Network/UDP/UDP Broadcast
- Network/UDP/UDP Receiver
- MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 10.4pr7
- Socket changes for MBS FileMaker Plugin
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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 15th February 2019
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