Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions


Returns the OS Version in a more human read-able format.

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Colt Majkrzak   Colt Majkrzak
Christian James Inc

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  Sample input:
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  Sample output:
Windows XP 32 Bit

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

This function should return the system platform (OSX PPC, OSX Intel, Windows) and then attempt to determine the O/S's name (XP, Tiger, etc). This will work already with Leopard, but I didn't have a Vista machine avaiable to add support for vista.



Jens Rasmussen   Jens Rasmussen, KĂžbenhavn K
Nov 10, 2009
Needs updating to Snow Leopard and Windows 7.
HazMatt   HazMatt, MN
Oct 5, 2012
I know Colt and I doubt he's working in FileMaker anymore (the above function will likely not get updated anytime soon). For an updated version of this function, use GetPlatformName():

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