Email Parser

Extract data from incoming emails and automate your workflow


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 retrieve the fields from previous items in the chain. Simply following the arrows will give you an idea of what fields flow from one item to the next. For example:

parsed text available to SQL


The action “Save high temperature samples to database” will have the defaults fields given by the emails source (From,To,Subject…) and also the fields that “capture data” has extracted from the email.




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 “” 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