Xojo Cloud - Correct path declaration for FolderItem ?


Just gave Xojo Could a try… I would like to read a file localized on Xojo Cloud Server into a FolderItem, needed for the establishment of an external MySQL connection via SSL/TLS (secure layer) directly from the Cloud Server…

The necessary file(s) (i.e. the certificate file with the extension PEM) is located in a specific directory of Xojo Cloud.

How to define correctly the path description to get the file on Xojo Cloud Server?
All my attempts did not work till now … and I do not find very helpful information in the documentation Xojo Cloud.

Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.

Best regards,

Example 1 for local computer works fine:
Reading the content of a file ‘key.pem’ into keyFile defined as FolderItem… located in /Users/marco/myfolder/ (local computer)

Dim keyFile As FolderItem
keyFile = New FolderItem("/Users/marco/myfolder/key.pem",FolderItem.PathTypeShell)
db.SSLKey = keyFile

Example 2 for Xojo Cloud Service …

IP Adress for example:
Directory on Server : /elexis
Filename: key.pem

Dim keyFile As FolderItem
keyFile = New FolderItem … ??? —> which description is needed here?
db.SSLKey = keyFile

Depending on exactly where the file is, it will look something like this:

Dim keyFile as FolderItem = SpecialFolder.SharedDocuments.child(“elexis”)

The available special folders are:


Thanks Jason. Could solve the issue and it works!

You’re welcome Marco - glad to hear that it works for you!