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RichText.ReadContainer

Reads text file from container.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
RichText 3.0 Yes No Yes, macOS only No No

MBS( "RichText.ReadContainer"; Container )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Container The container value to read from. $data

Result

Returns OK or error message.

Description

Reads text file from container.
The plugin uses Mac system functions to read text files including plain text files, RTF files, Word files in doc or xml format, webkit archives or OpenOffice documents.

Warning: The plugin can only read/write the styles/formats which Apple supports for their cocoa framework.

Examples

Read container field:

MBS( "RichText.ReadContainer"; Test::ContainerField )

Read container in one formula:

Let ( [
r = MBS( "RichText.ReadContainer"; MyContainer );
text = MBS( "RichText.FormattedText" )
]; text )

Convert doc/docx/rtf file in container to PDF:

Set Variable [$temppath; Value:MBS( "Path.AddPathComponent"; MBS( "Folders.UserTemporary" ); "temp.pdf")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "RichText.ReadContainer"; test::MyContainerDoc )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "RichText.WritePDF"; $temppath )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "RichText.Release" )]
Set Field [test::MyContainerPDF; MBS("Files.ReadFile"; $temppath; "PDF"; "test.pdf")]

See also

Example Databases


RichText.RTF   -   RichText.ReadFile

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