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Write a text as a FILE in a container.

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MBS( "Text.WriteToContainer"; Text { ; Encoding; FilePath } )   More

(old name: String.WriteToContainer)


Parameter Description Example value
Text The text to save. "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.
FilePath Optional
The file name to include in the container value.


Returns OK or error.


Write a text as a FILE in a container.
The result can be assigned to a container field and later be exported.


Writes some text to container:

MBS("Text.WriteToContainer"; "Hello World"; "UTF-8"; "test.txt")

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Created 18th October 2014, last changed 18th April 2016

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