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Adds a container value to the current archive.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Archive 13.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Archive.AddContainer"; Container { ; FileName } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Container The container to compress.
We take the file name from container.
FileName The file name to use.
May contain relative path parts.
Pass empty to take file name from container.
"Documents/test.txt" Optional


Returns OK or error.


Adds a container value to the current archive.
Please use Archive.Create before adding the first file and use Archive.Close after the last file to finish.
Filename is picked from the container.


Compress PDF containers into a zip file:

Set Variable [ $path ; Value: MBS( "Path.AddPathComponent"; MBS( "Folders.UserDesktop" ); "" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Archive.Create"; "zip"; "deflate"; $path) ]
If [ MBS("IsError") ]
    Show Custom Dialog [ "Failed to create zip archive." ; $r ]
    Exit Script [ Text Result: ]
End If
Go to Record/Request/Page [ First ]
Set Variable [ $destPage ; Value: 1 ]
    Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Archive.AddContainer"; Merge PDFs::InputPDF) ]
    Go to Record/Request/Page [ Next ; Exit after last: On ]
End Loop
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Archive.Close") ]

See also

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This function checks for a paid license.

Created 13th February 2023, last changed 17th February 2023

Applescript.DeterminePermissionToAutomateTarget - Archive.AddFile

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