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Socket.ReadAll

Reads bytes from socket and returns them as text.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Socket 4.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Socket.ReadAll"; SocketID { ; Encoding } )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
SocketID The socket ID received by Socket.Connect function. $sock
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.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.
UTF8

Result

Returns OK or error.

Description

Reads bytes from socket and returns them as text.
This function will look how much is in read buffer and query all bytes inside.
May not work for SSL sockets.

The buffer size of the socket is managed by the OS and can be several megabytes big if needed.

Examples

Read all bytes and decode them from Windows text encoding into FileMaker:

$value = MBS( "Socket.ReadAll"; $sock; "windows" )

See also

Created 11st September 2014, last changed 17th March 2018


Socket.Read   -   Socket.ReadAllHex

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