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Sets parameter's value as character string data.

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SQL 2.6 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "SQL.SetParamAsText"; Command; Param; Value { ; Type } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Command The command reference number gained with SQL.NewCommand. $Command
Param The parameter name or ID. Pass number for ID, a text with parameter name or the index with # prefix. e.g. "#0" for first parameter. "1"
Value The new value "Hello World"
Type Available in MBS FileMaker Plugin 10.3 or newer.
The data type to use internally.
Can be "Text", "CLob" or "LongChar".
Should only be need for databases, who need the field type and data type to match exactly. e.g. Informix
Default is text.
"Text" Optional


Returns "OK" or error message.


Sets parameter's value as character string data.


Set parameter with ID = 1 to text

MBS("SQL.SetParamAsText"; $Command; 1; $FirstName)

Set parameter Lastname with text:

MBS("SQL.SetParamAsText"; $Command; "Lastname"; $LastName)

Set Param with index 0 to FirstName field:

MBS("SQL.SetParamAsText"; $Command; "#0"; SQLite fun::FirstName)

See also

Release notes

  • Version 10.3
    • Added type parameter for SQL.SetParamAsText function to pick text, CLob or LongChar as type.

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 15th June 2020

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