What is a field placeholder and other common questions about fields

See also: What is a field?


What is a field placeholder?

A field placeholder is a field name enclosed between <% and %>. Email Parser will replace it with the actual captured text. For example <%From%> will be replaced with the email address of the sender of the email being processed.


How fields are made available to an Action?

Actions use the fields from previously run items, usually parsers and email sources. You can check which items are executed first following the arrows of the left panel:



Some fields are missing. What is happening?

Most likely that the action is not connected back to other items. See the following example, the fields that the email source “alerts@example.com” provide are not available in the SQL action “save high temperature samples to database” because “capture data 2” is not connected back to the email source.


updating a database from parsed email data


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