BE_ContainerCompress ( data {; filename } )


Converts stored container field data between the internal un-compressed and "compressed" formats.

When inserting files into containers in FileMaker, you have the option to "compress" the file.  This function can change an uncompressed file into a compressed file.


Version 3.1
3.2 : Changed name from BE_Gzip to BE_ContainerCompress


Parameters :

  • data : the uncompressed container field.
  • filename : the filename to use.  If left out, the plugin will attempt to return text, which probably won't work for most uses of gzip.


Notes : the internal compression format is gzip.


Result : a container field with the contents of data gzipped.  Check the value of the BE_GetLastError function for errors.

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