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Opens a file to append data.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
BinaryFile 7.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "BinaryFile.Append"; FilePath )


Parameter Description Example value
FilePath The native file path. Something like "/Users/cs/desktop/test.txt" on Mac and "C:\Programs\Data\test.txt" on Windows. Files without path end in the root directory on Mac. "test.txt"


Returns reference number or error.


Opens a file to append data.
See also Text.AppendTextFile.

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.


Append text to a file:

Set Variable [ $fh ; Value: MBS( "BinaryFile.Append"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.txt" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "BinaryFile.WriteText"; $fh; "Hello World") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "BinaryFile.Close"; $fh) ]

See also

Barcode.WriteFile   -   BinaryFile.Close

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