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Adds values to a quick list via SQL.

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MBS( "QuickList.AddSQL"; ListRef; SQL Statement; FileName { ; Params... } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
ListRef The reference to the list returned from QuickList.New function. $List
SQL Statement SQL Statement as a Text string
FileName The target database name. Can be empty to not limit query to one database. ""
Params... Optional, pass here parameters. One parameter to this function for each parameter you want to pass to the SQL statement. 123 Optional


Returns number of items added or error.


Adds values to a quick list via SQL.
All values in the result set are added as text to the list.
Returns error in case of SQL error with error message.

This function is currently only supported for FileMaker 11 and newer. If you need it for older versions, please contact us.

This function takes variable number of parameters. Pass as much parameters as needed separated by the semicolon in FileMaker.
Please repeat Params parameter as often as you need.


Fill a list and return it:

# create new list
$list = MBS("QuickList.New")
# add values via SQL
MBS("QuickList.AddSQL"; $list; "SELECT TextField FROM \"Test Table\"")
# query list content for displaying
$text = MBS("QuickList.GetList"; $list)
# and free it
MBS("QuickList.Release"; $list )

Add values based on SQL query in current file and one parameter:

MBS("QuickList.AddSQL"; "12002"; "SELECT TextField FROM \"Test Table\" WHERE NumberField>?"; Get(Filename); 1 )

Run query with quoted names and parameters for value:

Set Variable [ $Text ; Value: MBS("QuickList.AddSQL"; $ListNum; "SELECT \"MyField\" from \"MyTable\" Where \"SomeField\" = ?"; Get(FileName); "xyz") ]

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Created 12nd March 2015, last changed 14th December 2023

QuickList.AddQuickList - QuickList.AddValue