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Returns the full path of the location of the currently active file.


Get ( FilePath )



Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier


In Windows, the full path is file:/drive:/folder/filename for local files. For remote files, the full path is file://volume/folder/filename.

In macOS, the full path is file:/volume/folder/filename for local and remote files.

Example 1 

Returns file:/C:/Users/Username/Documents/Clients.fmp12 for a local file in Windows.

Returns file:/Sharename/Documents/Clients.fmp12 for remote files in Windows.

Returns file:/Macintosh HD/Users/Username/Documents/Clients.fmp12 for a local file in macOS.

Returns fmnet:/ for a FileMaker Pro Advanced networked file.

Each part of the path may vary from these examples, so don't rely on the path to follow a particular pattern.

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