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Queries compile date as FileMaker date.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Plugin 10.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Plugin.CompileDate" )




Returns date or error.


Queries compile date as FileMaker date.
Allows you to compare current time to compile date to check how old the plugin is.
See also CompileDate and CompileTime.


Check age of plugin:

get(CurrentDate) - MBS( "Plugin.CompileDate" )

Check and ask user to install newer version than the prerelease they have:

If [ MBS("Plugin.IsPrerelease") ]
    If [ Get(CurrentDate) - MBS( "Plugin.CompileDate" ) >= 14 ]
        Show Custom Dialog [ "Update" ; "Please install newer version of MBS Plugin." & ¶ & MBS("Version") ]
    End If
End If

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This function is free to use.

Created 24th December 2019, last changed 3th June 2020

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