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Queries native path to image file.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WIA 6.5 ❌ No ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "WIA.Image"; Index )   More


Parameter Description Example
Index The index of the image from 0 to WIA.ImageCount-1. 0


Returns text or error.


Queries native path to image file.

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.


Import Images Script:

Set Variable [ $count; Value:MBS( "WIA.ImageCount") ]
If [ $count > 0 ]
    Set Variable [ $i; Value:0 ]
    Go to Layout [ “Images” (Images) ]
        Set Variable [ $ImagePath; Value:MBS( "WIA.Image"; $i) ]
        If [ MBS( "Files.FileExists"; $ImagePath ) ]
            Set Variable [ $image; Value:MBS( "Container.ReadFile"; $ImagePath) ]
            New Record/Request
            Set Field [ Images::Name; MBS( "Path.LastPathComponent"; $ImagePath ) ]
            Set Field [ Images::Image; $image ]
            Commit Records/Requests [ No dialog ]
        End If
        Set Variable [ $i; Value:$i + 1 ]
        Exit Loop If [ $i >= $count ]
    End Loop
End If

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Release notes

Example Databases

This function is free to use.

Created 6th November 2016, last changed 25th November 2019

WIA.GetCurrentItem - WIA.ImageCount