Email Parser

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Parsing text from attached files

See also:
Multiple step parsing
Example. How to capture data from an attached CSV
Example. Parsing an attached PDF file

 

Email Parser can also capture text from the attached files. In order to do that you first need to create a field of type “Attachment reader” as seen below:

You can name the field as you want. In this case, we have used “attached_file_contents” but you can use any name.

The rest of the parameters are usually left as default. The only one that you may need to customize is the file name filter. If you expect to receive more than one attachment in the emails you want the process you probably want to set a filter there. By default, if you leave it blank, Email Parser will read the contents of all the attachments.

 

The next step is to use this field as the input of another one. It is exactly the same technique as when you want to capture some text from the email body but instead of choosing “Body” as input we select “attached_file_contents”: