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Reads a file and writes it to the zip archive.

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Compression 3.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "ZipFile.WriteFile"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native file path to the file to read and put into the archive. $path


Returns OK on success.


Reads a file and writes it to the zip archive.
Please use ZipFile.CreateFile first to create a new file before writing to it.
This works with all types of files.

See FileDialog functions if you like to show a save dialog to pick a destination for the file path.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Creates a file:

MBS( "ZipFile.CreateFile"; "test.txt"; $date )
MBS( "ZipFile.WriteFile"; "/tmp/test.txt" )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 22nd December 2022

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