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Queries the label of the file or folder.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 6.2 Yes No Yes, macOS only No No
MBS( "Files.GetFinderLabel"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Path The native path to the file. "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.txt"


Returns number or error.


Queries the label of the file or folder.
Value is 0 for no label or 1 to 7 for different colors.
Please use Files.GetTagNames to query tag names.

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.


Query color:

MBS("Files.GetFinderLabel"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.rtf")

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Created 17th May 2016, last changed 17th May 2016

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