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Loads the given URL into the webviewer.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
WebView 2.1 Yes Yes No No Yes
MBS( "WebView.LoadURL"; WebViewerRef; URL { ; cachePolicy; timeoutInterval } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function. "web"
URL The URL to load. ""
cachePolicy Optional
The cache policy. Can be 0 for default, 1 for ignoring local cache, 2 return cache data else load, 3 to return cache data and don't load. (Mac only)
timeoutInterval Optional
The timeout interval. (Mac only)


Returns "OK" on success.


Loads the given URL into the webviewer.
In FileMaker 10 (or newer) you can only use LoadURL with a webviewer where FileMaker loaded an URL before. This can be "about:blank".
On Mac and iOS you can specify optionally the timeout and cache policy.


Load website from cache only with 2 minutes timeout:

MBS("WebView.LoadURL"; "web"; ""; 3; 120)

Load data URL:

MBS( "WebView.LoadURL"; "web"; "data:image/svg+xml;charset=utf-8," & MBS( "Text.EncodeURLComponent"; $svgData); "utf8"))

See also

Example Databases

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 15th August 2018

WebView.LoadJavascriptURL   -   WebView.MakeTextLarger

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