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Reads content of container value as text.

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


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.


Returns text or error.


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


Reads text from container:

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

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Created 18th October 2014, last changed 12nd November 2015

Text.ReadTextFile   -   Text.RedefineEncoding

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