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Returns text as URL (Uniform Resource Locator) encoding, for use as a URL.


GetAsURLEncoded ( text )


text - any text expression or text field

Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 8.5


This function removes all styles from text. All characters are first converted to UTF-8 format. Characters that are neither letters nor digits, or digits that are in the upper ASCII range, are converted to %HH format (a percent sign followed by the character's hexadecimal value).

See for more information on URL encoding:

Example 1 

GetAsURLEncoded("Hello") returns Hello.

GetAsURLEncoded("San Francisco") returns San%20Francisco.

GetAsURLEncoded("fran├žais") returns fran%c3%a7ais.

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