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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


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.


Returns value or error.


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.


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]
        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; $EmailRecordID]
        Commit Records/Requests [Skip data entry validation; No dialog]
        Set Variable [$i; Value:$i + 1]
        Exit Loop If [$i = $c]
    End Loop
End If

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

Release notes

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

EmailParser.AttachedEmails   -   EmailParser.AttachmentCount

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