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Decode a base 64 string.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Text 3.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Text.DecodeFromBase64"; text { ; encoding } )   More

(old name: String.DecodeFromBase64)


Parameter Description Example Flags
text The text to process. "R3LDvMOfIEdvdHQuIFRlc3Qg4pi6"
encoding The text encoding for result.
Default is native. This function can also handle UTF-16 as well as UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE for little/big endian byte order.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
"UTF-8" Optional


Returns decoded text.


Decode a base 64 string.
This is for text only. Data encoded as base64 would probably be truncated as FileMaker texts do not contain NULL bytes.


Decode Base64 as UTF-8:

MBS( "Text.DecodeFromBase64"; "R3LDvMOfIEdvdHQuIFRlc3Qg4pi6"; "utf8" )

Example result: "Grüß Gott. Test ☺"

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 11st December 2016

Text.DecodeBytesFromBase64 - Text.DecodeFromBase64URL