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Reads property list files.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
PList 11.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ✅ Yes
MBS( "PList.ReadFile"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The native file path to the plist file. $path


Returns JSON or error.


Reads property list files.
Can read files in binary or XML format.

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.


Read FileMaker info.plist file:

MBS("PList.ReadFile"; "/Applications/FileMaker")

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This function checks for a license.

Created 29th August 2021, last changed 29th August 2021

PList.ReadData - PList.WriteData