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Reads the file with given index as text.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Compression 3.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "UnZipFile.ReadAsText"; Index { ; Encoding } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Index Index of the item from 0 to UnZipFile.ItemCount-1. $index
Encoding 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, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
"UTF8" Optional


Returns text value or error.


Reads the file with given index as text.
If you want to decrypt an encrypted file, please use UnZipFile.UsePassword before calling this function.


Read text in variable:

$text = MBS( "UnZipFile.ReadAsText"; $Index )

See also

Example Databases

This function checks for a license.

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

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