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Opens a word file from container.

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


Parameter Description Example value
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!


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

Created 5th November 2015, last changed 19th January 2018

WordFile.MediaFiles   -   WordFile.OpenFile

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