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Queries printer info.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Printer 6.5 Yes Yes Yes No No
MBS( "Printer.PrinterInfo"; Name; Selector )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Name The name of the printer. "LaserPrinter"
Selector The selector for the value to query. "Name"


Returns value or error.


Queries printer info.
Selectors on Mac: Name, Type, languageLevel (PostScript language level or zero). If you ask for deviceDescriptionKeys, you get a list of other keys available.
Selectors on Windows: ServerName, PrinterName, ShareName, PortName, DriverName, Comment, Location, SepFile, PrintProcessor, Datatype, Parameters, SepFile, Priority, DefaultPriority, StartTime, UntilTime, Status, Jobs, AveragePPM, Status, Attributes.
Attributes and Status are returned as numbers.
If you pass "Keys" for selector, we return list of all available keys.


Queries type of Mac printer:

MBS("Printer.PrinterInfo"; "Brother DCP-8085DN"; "type")

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Release notes

  • Version 10.2

Created 27th November 2016, last changed 27th November 2016

Printer.PrinterCount   -   Printer.PrinterName

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