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Reads a text file from an URL.

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


Parameter Description Example
URL The URL to the text file. $URL


Returns OK or error message.


Reads a text file from an URL.
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 formatted text from container field:

$r = MBS( "RichText.ReadURL"; "file:///Users/Desktop/test.txt" )
$text = MBS( "RichText.FormattedText" )

See also

Example Databases

This function checks for a license.

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

RichText.ReadText - RichText.ReadWebviewer