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Writes an archive with container value.

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Container 4.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Container.WriteArchive"; Container; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Container The container field or value to archive. MyTable::MyContainer
Path Native path to the archive file to use. "C:\Benutzer\Christian\Desktop\test.txt"


Returns OK or error.


Writes an archive with container value.
This function allows you to archive whatever the container contains into a zip archive.
Please use Container.ReadArchive to read back.

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.


Reads an archive:

MBS("Container.ReadArchive"; "C:\Benutzer\Christian\Desktop\test.txt")

Writes an archive:

MBS("Container.WriteArchive"; MyTable::MyContainer; "C:\Benutzer\Christian\Desktop\test.txt")

See also

Example Databases

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This function checks for a license.

Created 21st September 2014, last changed 21st October 2017

Container.Serialize - Container.WriteFile