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Loads a C library.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
CFunction 10.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "CLibrary.Load"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The library name/path.
Can be a name and the system will look in library search path.
Or full path for some custom library.


Returns library reference number or error.


Loads a C library.
Please make sure the library is for the platform and has matching 32/64bit size.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Load zlib:

MBS( "CLibrary.Load"; "/usr/lib/libz.1.dylib" )

Load SQLite library manually on macOS:

Set Variable [ $library ; Value: MBS( "CLibrary.Load"; "/usr/lib/libsqlite3.dylib" ) ]

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This function checks for a license.

Created 25th April 2020, last changed 4th January 2024

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