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Extracts the text from the XML tree.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
XML 7.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "XML.ExtractText"; XML { ; Flags } )


Parameter Description Example value
XML The XML to process.
Can be XML as text or the reference returned by XML.Parse function, so you can make several times changes to the XML without parsing it each time.
Flags Optional
Various Flags.
Add 1 to ignore errors in xml and continue parsing. This may lead to not everything in the xml being read.


Returns text or error.


Extracts the text from the XML tree.
Returns a list with texts from all sub nodes.


Extracts text:

MBS( "XML.ExtractText"; "<Person><FirstName>Markus</FirstName><LastName>Müller</LastName><City>New York</City></Person>")

Example result:
New York

Custom function to get xml value as text:

GetXMLValue(xml, name)

# returns text of a xml node

Let ([
part = MBS( "XML.SubTree"; xml; name);
result = If( MBS("IsError"); ""; If(Length(part) = 0; ""; MBS( "XML.ExtractText"; part)))
]; Trim( result))

See also

Example Databases

XML.DeletePath   -   XML.Format

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