GetAsText()

Category: Text

Syntax: GetAsText ( data )

Parameters:

dataAny field or expression that returns a number, date, time, timestamp, or container.

Data type returned: Text

Description: GetAsText() returns the text equivalent of data in any other data type. You can then manipulate the data as you would any other text string.

When applied to a container field that stores a reference to an object, GetAsText() returns the path to the container data. If the container data is embedded in the database, GetAsText() returns a question mark.

One frequent use of GetAsText() is to get the path and filename information for container data stored as a reference. You can then parse the path information and build links to other objects in the same location.

In most cases, you do not need to explicitly coerce number, date, and time data into text before performing text operations on the data. Text functions operate on numbers, dates, and times as if they were text strings, even if you don't wrap the data with GetAsText().

Examples:

Function

Results

GetAsText (Get (CurrentDate))

Might return 3/8/2004.







FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
ISBN: 0789735113
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
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