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Queries the last path component.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Path 6.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Path.LastPathComponent"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native file path. "/Users/cs/Desktop"


Returns path or error.


Queries the last path component.

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.


Queries file name:

MBS( "Path.LastPathComponent"; "c:\\test.txt" )

Get file name from container and add to folder path:

Set Variable [$name; Value:GetAsText ( Container Batch Export::Test1 )]
Set Variable [$name; Value:GetValue($name; 1)]
Set Variable [$name; Value:MBS( "Path.LastPathComponent"; $name )]
Set Variable [$dpath; Value:MBS( "Path.AddPathComponent"; $FolderPath; $name )]

Write container to temp file and launch:

# get temp folder
Set Variable [$TempFolder; Value:MBS( "Folders.SystemTemporary" )]
# and file name from container
Set Variable [$name; Value:MBS( "Path.LastPathComponent"; test::myContainer )]
# add name to folder path
Set Variable [$TempPath; Value:MBS( "Path.AddPathComponent"; $TempFolder; $name )]
# now write temp file
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "Files.WriteFile"; test::myContainer; $TempPath)]
# and launch file
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "Files.LaunchFile"; $TempPath)]

See also

Release notes

  • Version 14.0
    • Fixed an edge case with Path.LastPathComponent to return last path name, even if a slash is on the end of the path.

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This function is free to use.

Created 30th November 2015, last changed 20th February 2024

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