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Saves database as XML.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
FM 9.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "FM.RunSaveAsXML"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The path where to save for MacOS.
If you don't specify a path, the last one used in the dialogs will be used.

No longer used on MacOS Mojave/Catalina due to raised security by Apple which prevents us changing the dialog.


Returns OK or error.


Saves database as XML.
This requires FileMaker Pro Advanced 18 and performs the relevant menu command for you.

This must be the last step in a script, because it triggers an asynchronously process to make a report. So the plugin will run the menu command, enters the file name and the save button for you.
If you like to run other things later, simply run a script 5 seconds later with FM.RunScriptLater.

FileMaker and the dialogs may need to be frontmost to have this work well.
You may want to call Process.SetFrontMost to make sure FileMaker is front.

May not work if debugger window is visible.
See also FM.RunDatabaseDesignReport.

Fixed directory path passing for macOS in plugin version 10.4. If path contains a file name, we pass that to the save dialog and if possible don't show the dialog at all.


Save as XML on desktop:

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "FM.RunSaveAsXML"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.xml" ) ]

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Created 30th April 2019, last changed 8th February 2023

FM.RunDatabaseDesignReport - FM.RunScript