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Writes a text into the zip archive.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Compression 3.4 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
MBS( "ZipFile.WriteText"; text { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
text The text to write. "Hello World"
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for text parameter.
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.


Returns "OK" on success.


Writes a text into the zip archive.
This is a way to easily add a text file to a zip archive.
Please use ZipFile.CreateFile first to create a new file before writing to it.

In version 5.0 of the plugin, the parameters are changed and we got an extra unused parameter between function name and text. This was corrected in 5.1pr3.


Creates a text file:

MBS( "ZipFile.CreateFile"; "test.txt"; $date )
MBS( "ZipFile.WriteTextFile"; "Hello World" )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 12nd November 2015

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