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EmailParser.Attachment

Queries an attachment property.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
EmailParser 5.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "EmailParser.Attachment"; EmailID; Index; Selector { ; Extra } )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
EmailID The ID fo the email parser. $Email
Index The index from 0 to EmailParser.AttachmentCount-1. 0
Selector Which value to return. Can be Filename, MimeType, MimeVersion, ContentType, ContentTransferEncoding, ContentDisposition, ContentDescription, contentId, text or container. "Filename"
Extra Optional
For selector = container, you can pass an alternative file name.
For selector = text, you can pass text encoding here.

Result

Returns value or error.

Description

Queries an attachment property.
You can query for example the file name or the mime type.
For storing in a container, you can query the container property. The attachment is decoded by the plugin.

If you need to directly write to a file, you can use the EmailParser.WriteAttachment function.
You can use Text.MimeTypeToFileExtension to find the file extension for mime type.

Examples

Copy all attachments into records:

#find all attachments
Set Variable [$i; Value:0]
Set Variable [$c; Value:MBS("EmailParser.AttachmentCount"; $email)]
If [$c > 0]
    Go to Related Record [Show only related records; From table: “Attachment”; Using layout: “Attachment” (Attachment)]
    Go to Layout [“Attachment” (Attachment)]
    Delete All Records [No dialog]
    Loop
        Set Variable [$Name; Value:MBS("EmailParser.Attachment"; $email; $i; "filename")]
        Set Variable [$content; Value:MBS("EmailParser.Attachment"; $email; $i; "container")]
        New Record/Request
        Set Field [Attachment::Content; $content]
        Set Field [Attachment::FileName; $name]
        Set Field [Attachment::EmailID; $EmailRecordID]
        Commit Records/Requests [Skip data entry validation; No dialog]
        #next
        Set Variable [$i; Value:$i + 1]
        Exit Loop If [$i = $c]
    End Loop
End If

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

Created 24th September 2015, last changed 14th July 2019


EmailParser.AddressCount   -   EmailParser.AttachmentCount

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