Reads an on-disk or in-memory text file or a file object created with the FileOpen function.

fileRead(filepath [, charset]) → returns String

Argument Reference for the fileRead function


Required: Yes
An absolute file path, or file object.


Required: No
Character encoding used to read the file Values:
  • utf-8
  • iso-8859-1
  • windows-1252
  • us-ascii

Examples sample code invoking the fileRead function

Read a file into a variable

Uses expandPath to grab a file in current directory.

fileContent = fileRead(expandPath("./file.txt"), "utf-8")

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