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How to merge multiple field values into one

February 26, 2019

 

Email Parser processes the emails running items (Email sources, Parsers and Actions) one after another, in a sequential way. In each step, a set of fields are created based on the results of the previous steps. For instance, an Email Source creates the field Subject and then a Parser can use this field to capture, let’s say, an invoice number.

There are fields, like the To, CC and BCC that can contain multiple values. For example, the following email contains two values in the CC field:

 

Multiple field values is something that also happens as a result of parsing, for instance, the body of an email:

 

 

Having the values separated, like in an spreadsheet, is what makes most sense in the majority of the cases. But it could happen that you need them merged into a single text value. In order to get this you have to run a small script like the following:

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Email Parser 5.2

February 15, 2019

The changes in this release are:

  • [New]¬†Email sources, Parsers and Actions can now be grouped in tabs at the left panel. This is specially useful if you have a very complex set up with a large amount of items
  • [New] Items in the left panel can now be moved with the mouse (drag and drop). Easier and faster than clicking to the button “up” or “down” multiple times.
  • [New] Support for Zapier.
  • [New] Support for IFTTT.
  • [New] Capturing HTML tags from the email body with XPATH expressions.
  • [New] Capturing HTML tags from the email body with CSS selectors.
  • [New] Added many key shortcuts, mostly the Enter and Esc keys in many panels and lists
  • [New] Added a context menu to the Output tab and the list of emails.
  • [Fix] The email sources that take files from a folder in your computer now are named using the name of the folder instead of requiring a ‘fake’ email address.
  • [Fix] New payment gateway for EmailParser online: Paddle.
  • [Fix] Completely reworked license key panel at Settings->License. Much easier to understand and less nonsense.
  • [Fix]¬†The action that saves the email attachments to a folder now creates a field named SavedAttachmentPath for every saved file. Previously it was named SavedAttachment which was confusing with the actual contents of the attachments.
  • [Fix] Many other small bug fixes and tweaks.

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