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Encode an URL string.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Text 2.6 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Text.EncodeToURL"; text { ; Encoding } )   More

(old name: String.EncodeToURL)


Parameter Description Example Flags
text The text to process. "Hello World"
Encoding The text encoding for text parameter.
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.
"UTF-8" Optional


Returns encoded text.


Encode an URL string.
Please check what text encoding you want to use. Especially what the software processing the hex string expects.
This function should work the same as PHP's urlencode function.


Encode URL as UTF-8:

MBS( "Text.EncodeToURL"; "Hello World"; "utf8" )

Example result: Hello+World

Encode and Decode with umlauts and UTF-8:

$v = "Hello öäü"
$e = MBS( "Text.EncodeToURL"; "$v; "utf8" )
# e has now value "Hello+%C3%B6%C3%A4%C3%BC"
$d = MBS( "Text.DecodeFromURL"; $e; "utf8" )
# d has now value "Hello öäü"

Encode emojis:

MBS( "Text.EncodeToURL"; "🍎 🍓 🍒"; "UTF-8" )

Example result: %F0%9F%8D%8E+%F0%9F%8D%93+%F0%9F%8D%92

See also

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 31st January 2023

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