Actr_GetIPAddress (function reference)

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Activator Plug-in for FileMaker Pro


Gets the IP address(ses) of this computer.

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Actr_GetIPAddress ( switches )


switchesYou can leave this blank or put one of these:


-InterfaceIndex = xget the IP address of interface x, the first interface starts at 1
-Defaultinterfaceget the default IP address of this computer
-GetIPv6(Mac OS only) return the IPv6 address

Returned Result

Data type returned



the IP address of this computer.

Originated in

Activator Plug-in 1.2


FileMaker Pro 12 to 16


To publish your address you can put the returned IP address in a shared database, together with other clarifying data, like your name. This makes it easy to send a remote event to a particular person: look up the IP address that is in the same record as the name. See the Remote.fmp12 example file, where this is shown.

NOTE: On computers with multiple IP addresses GetIPaddress returns the first IP address if you leave the switch empty. On Mac OS you can (starting with version 1.3.2) also ask for an other than the first IP address.


Set Field [ result ; Actr_GetIPAddress ( "" ) ]

This command will return the IP address for this computer, for example “”.

Example 2

Set Field [ result ; Actr_GetIPAddress ( "-InterfaceIndex = 1" ) ]
Set Field [ result ; Actr_GetIPAddress ( "-InterfaceIndex = 2" ) ]

This command will return the first and the second IP address for this computer, for example “” and “”.

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