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Queries shared memory value.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
SharedMemory 12.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No
MBS( "SharedMemory.LookupValue"; Name { ; DefaultValue } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Name The name of the shared memory object. "test"
DefaultValue The default value to return if shared memory doesn't exist. Optional


Returns text value or error.


Queries shared memory value.
MBS Plugin provides SharedMemory functions to store UTF-8 text in shared memory, so one process can set it and other can read it, e.g. two versions of FileMaker Pro or two server processes.

This function does return default value instead of an error. But it may still return an error if some technical problem exists for reading shared memory.

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Created 2nd June 2022, last changed 29th January 2023

SharedMemory.GetValue - SharedMemory.SetValue