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Sets the password to use for compressing.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Compression 5.1 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
MBS( "ZipFile.UsePassword"; Password { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Password The password text. "pass123"
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for Password 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 OK or error.


Sets the password to use for compressing.
The password is needed to create encrypted files in archive.
Each item in archive could have its own password, but normally all have the same.


Set password:

MBS( "ZipFile.UsePassword"; "Hello" )

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Created 26th February 2015, last changed 24th February 2016

ZipFile.SetCompressionLevel   -   ZipFile.WriteContainer

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