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Reads file from archive and writes it to a new file.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Compression 3.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "UnZipFile.ReadToFile"; Index; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Index Index of the item from 0 to UnZipFile.ItemCount-1. $index
Path The native file path to the file to write from the archive. $path


Returns OK on success.


Reads file from archive and writes it to a new file.
If you want to decrypt an encrypted file, please use UnZipFile.UsePassword before calling this function.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 26th February 2015

UnZipFile.ReadAsText - UnZipFile.UsePassword