Get(Device)

Returns a number representing the type of computer or mobile device running the FileMaker product.

Format 

Get ( Device )

Parameters 

None

Data type returned 

number

Originated in version 

13.0

Description 

This function returns a number indicating one of the following:

  • the type of computer or mobile device currently running FileMaker Pro or FileMaker WebDirect
  • the type of iOS or iPadOS device currently running FileMaker Go
  • the type of computer currently running FileMaker Server or a FileMaker Cloud product when this function is evaluated on a FileMaker host.

Returns:

  • 0 for an unknown device
  • 1 for a Mac
  • 2 for a computer running Windows
  • 3 for iPad
  • 4 for iPhone
  • 5 for Android
  • 6 for a computer running Linux

Example 1 

Returns 2 if FileMaker Pro or FileMaker WebDirect is currently running on a computer with Windows.

Returns 3 if FileMaker Go or FileMaker WebDirect is currently running on iPad.

Returns 6 via FileMaker Data API if the FileMaker host is running Linux.

For an example script, see AVPlayer Play script step.