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Encode a hex string.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Text 2.4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "Text.EncodeToHex"; text { ; Encoding } )   More

(old name: String.EncodeToHex)


Parameter Description Example value
text The text to process. "Hello World"
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for text parameter.
Default is native.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.


Returns encoded text.


Encode a hex string.
Please check what text encoding you want to use. Especially what the software processing the hex string expects.

Similar to HexEncode function in FileMaker 16, but we can specify text encoding. For containers see Container.GetHex and Container.DecodeFromHex.


Encode Hex as UTF-8:

MBS( "Text.EncodeToHex"; "Hello World"; "utf8" )

Example result: 48656C6C6F20576F726C64

Check for hex encoding:

Length(MBS( "Text.EncodeToHex"; MBS( "Text.DecodeFromHex"; "41004200" )))

Example result: Returns 8 in FileMaker 16 and 6 in FileMaker 15 due to different text handling.

See also

Example Databases

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 18th December 2017

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