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Socket.ReadMLLP

Reads bytes from socket and returns them as text.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Socket 3.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "Socket.ReadMLLP"; SocketID; length { ; Encoding } )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
SocketID The socket ID received by Socket.Connect function. $sock
length Maximum number of bytes to read. 10
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for result.
Default is native.
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 text or error message.

Description

Reads bytes from socket and returns them as text.
The text returned may be shorter than length bytes.
This function waits until a packet is complete (end byte received) and returns the text in the message.

Examples

Read up to 8 bytes and decode them from Windows text encoding into FileMaker:

$value = MBS( "Socket.ReadMLLP"; $sock; 8; "windows" )

See also


Socket.ReadLineHex   -   Socket.RemoteIP

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