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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 )


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


Returns JSON or error.


Queries properties for a file.
Returns JSON block with attributes.

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.

See also

MessageComposer.disableUserAttachments   -   MetaDataQuery.Close

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