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Text.ReadTextFromContainer

Reads content of container value as text.

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MBS( "Text.ReadTextFromContainer"; Container { ; Encoding } )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Container The container field or variable containing container value. $myData
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for result.
Default is native. This function can also handle UTF-16 as well as UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE for little/big endian byte order.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.
UTF8

Result

Returns text or error.

Description

Reads content of container value as text.
You need to be sure it is text and the text encoding. Else you may get garbage.

Examples

Reads text from container:

MBS( "Text.ReadTextFromContainer"; test::test; "UTF8" )

See also


Text.ReadTextFile   -   Text.RedefineEncoding

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