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Reads bytes from socket and returns them as text.

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MBS( "Socket.ReadMLLP"; SocketID; length { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
SocketID The socket ID received by Socket.Connect function. $sock
length Maximum number of bytes to read. 10
Encoding The text encoding for result.
Default is native.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
UTF8 Optional


Returns text or error message.


Reads bytes from socket and returns them as text.
The text returned may be shorter than length bytes.
This function waits until a packet is complete (end byte received) and returns the text in the message.


Read up to 8 bytes and decode them from Windows text encoding into FileMaker:

$value = MBS( "Socket.ReadMLLP"; $sock; 8; "windows" )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 12nd November 2015

Socket.ReadLineHex   -   Socket.RemoteIP

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