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Loads the given URL into the WebViewer.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WebView 2.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "WebView.LoadURL"; WebViewerRef; URL { ; cachePolicy; timeoutInterval } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function. "web"
URL The URL to load. ""
cachePolicy The cache policy. Can be 0 for default, 1 for ignoring local cache, 2 return cache data else load, 3 to return cache data and don't load. (Mac only) 1 Optional
timeoutInterval The timeout interval. (Mac only) 120.0 Optional


Returns "OK" on success.


Loads the given URL into the WebViewer.
In FileMaker 10 (or newer) you can only use LoadURL with a WebViewer where FileMaker loaded an URL before. This can be "about:blank".
On Mac and iOS you can specify optionally the timeout and cache policy.


Load website from cache only with 2 minutes timeout:

MBS("WebView.LoadURL"; "web"; ""; 3; 120)

Load data URL:

MBS( "Webview.LoadURL"; "web"; "data:image/svg+xml;charset=utf-8," & MBS( "Text.EncodeURLComponent"; $svgData); "utf8"))

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

This function checks for a license.

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

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