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Opens a word file from container.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WordFile 5.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "WordFile.OpenContainer"; Container )   More


Parameter Description Example
Container The container value containing the word file. MyTable::MyContainerField


Returns reference number or error.


Opens a word file from container.
Can be a docx or a xml file.
Reference numbers for WordFiles start at 46000.

Does not work for old .doc files!
May break if newer versions of Microsoft Word or Office change the docx file format.


Open from container:

#load from container
Set Variable [$wordfile; Value:MBS( "WordFile.OpenContainer"; WordFile::Input )]
# later clean up
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("WordFile.Release"; $WordFile)]

Open word file and extract text:

Set Variable [$w; Value:MBS( "WordFile.OpenContainer"; Extract text from Word file::WordFile )]
If [MBS("iserror")]
    Show Custom Dialog ["Failed to read word file"; $w]
    Exit Script []
End If
Set Field [Extract text from Word file::Text; MBS( "WordFile.Texts"; $w )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "WordFile.Release"; $w )]

See also

Example Databases

FileMaker Magazin

Created 5th November 2015, last changed 16th November 2019

WordFile.MediaFiles - WordFile.OpenFile

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