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Sets the Finder label.

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


Parameter Description Example value
Path The native path to the file. "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.txt"
Label The new label number.
0 = no label
1 to 7 give different colors.


Returns OK or error.


Sets the Finder label.
Value is from 0 to 7. Zero is no label. Numbers 1 to 7 are mapped to colors and tags.
Currently the list is 1 = gray, 2 = green, 3 = purple, 4 = blue, 5 = yellow, 6 = red, 7 = orange.
Please use Files.SetTagNames to set tag names if needed.

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.


Set color to green:

MBS("Files.SetFinderLabel"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test.rtf"; 2)

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Created 17th May 2016, last changed 29th August 2016

Files.SetCreationDate   -   Files.SetHidden

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