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Reads text file from container.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
RichText 3.0 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ✅ Yes
MBS( "RichText.ReadContainer"; Container )   More


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


Returns OK or error message.


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.


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

This function checks for a license.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 14th August 2017

RichText.RTF - RichText.ReadFile