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MetaDataQuery.AttributesForFile

Queries properties for a file.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
MetaDataQuery 8.0 Yes No Yes, macOS only No No

MBS( "MetaDataQuery.AttributesForFile"; Path )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Path The native file path to the file to check. "/Users/cs/Desktop/sample.pdf"

Result

Returns JSON or error.

Description

Queries properties for a file.
Returns JSON block with attributes.
This provides information Spotlight knows about the 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.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.

Examples

Query download URL of file:

Set Variable [ $path ; Value: "/Users/cs/Downloads/test.html" ]
Set Variable [ $json ; Value: MBS( "MetaDataQuery.AttributesForFile"; $path) ]
Set Variable [ $link ; Value: MBS("JSON.GetPathItem"; $json; "kMDItemWhereFroms¶0") ]
Show Custom Dialog [ "Link" ; $link ]

Query song details:

MBS( "MetaDataQuery.AttributesForFile"; "/Users/cs/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/ABBA/ABBA_ Gold - Greatest Hits/16 One of Us.m4p" )

See also

Created 21st December 2017, last changed 11st August 2018


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