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Queries whether other file types are allowed.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
FileDialog 4.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "FileDialog.SetFilter"; MacFilter; WinFilter; WinLabels )   More


Parameter Description Example
MacFilter The filter specification for Mac. Can be file extension (Without dot) or UTI (Uniform Type Identifier). Can be a list. "jpg"
WinFilter The filter specification for Windows. This is normally star dot file extension and can be a list. "*.JPG"
WinLabels The list of labels for the file types. "JPEG files"


Returns OK or error.


Queries whether other file types are allowed.
Mac filter works in FileMaker 12 or newer, but seems not to work in FileMaker 11.

If you like to select any file, please don't define a filter at all.


Set Mac filter with file extension as filter

MBS("FileDialog.SetFilter"; "jpg"; "*.JPG"; "JPEG files")

Set Mac filter with UTI as filter:

MBS("FileDialog.SetFilter"; "public.jpeg"; "*.JPG"; "JPEG files")

Select only FileMaker files:

MBS("FileDialog.SetFilter"; "fmp12"; "*.FMP12"; "FileMaker files")

Select tiff or jpeg files with various extensions:

MBS("FileDialog.SetFilter"; "tif¶jpg¶jpeg¶tiff"; "*.TIF;*.TIFF¶*.JPG;*.JPEG"; "Tiff files¶JPEG files")

Allow PNG and JPEG:

"JPEG files¶PNG Files¶All files")

Allow text files:

MBS("FileDialog.SetFilter"; "public.text"; "*.TXT"; "TXT files")

See also

Release notes

  • Version 8.4

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 15th May 2023

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