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Removes last path component.

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


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


Returns path or error.


Removes 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.


Removes last path component on Windows:

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

Get app folder path:

MBS( "Path.RemoveLastPathComponent"; MBS( "App.GetProcessPath" ))

Query plugin folder:

MBS( "Path.RemoveLastPathComponent"; MBS( "Plugin.Path" ) )

Example result: "/Applications/FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced/Extensions"

See also

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This function is free to use.

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

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