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Returns a row as JSON object.

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FM FMSQL JSON 8.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "FM.SQL.JSONRecord"; SQLref; Row; FieldNames { ; Flags } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
SQLref The reference number returned by FM.SQL.Execute function. $SQLRef
Row The row you like to get. 1
FieldNames A list of field names for the JSON. "Model¶Names"
Flags Optional
The flags for the json creation.
Pass 1 to get all values as text.
Pass 2 to get all dates, times and timestamps in SQL format.


Returns JSON text or error.


Returns a row as JSON object.
You provide list of field names, which should be in same order as fields in SQL result.
Optionally we can return SQL dates, times and timestamps as SQL format.
Containers are returned as Base64 encoded data.


Query JSON record:

Set Variable [ $sql ; Value: MBS( "FM.SQL.Execute"; ""; "SELECT \"First\", \"Last\", Birthday, \"Photo Container\" FROM Contacts") ]
Set Variable [ $json ; Value: MBS( "FM.SQL.JSONRecord"; $sql; 0; "First¶Last¶Birthday¶Photo"; 2) ]
Show Custom Dialog [ "JSON" ; $json ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "FM.SQL.Release"; $sql ) ]

Query record as JSON:

Let ( [
fields = MBS( "FM.QueryFieldsForTableName"; "Contacts");
Records = MBS( "FM.SQL.Execute"; ""; "SELECT \"" & substitute(fields; ¶; "\", \"") & "\" FROM \"Contacts\" WHERE \"First\" = ?"; "Joe");

json = MBS( "FM.SQL.JSONRecord"; Records; 0; fields);
r = MBS( "FM.SQL.Release"; Records )]
; json )

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Created 4th March 2018, last changed 8th April 2019

FM.SQL.InsertRecordsToSQL   -   FM.SQL.JSONRecords

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