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  • #4737
    Joe_L
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    In the .FML XML file attachments are encoded in a CDATA section. What encoding is this (I tried decoding it as base64 and didn’t get my original file back)?

    Before using this product throughout the orgnaisation we need to know how to retrieve the data in our own applications.
    Thanks
    Joe

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  • #8906
    Support 1
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    This enquiry has been replied to by direct email.

    Regards,
    Advansys Support

    #8908
    ihertanto
    Participant

    I would be interested in hearing your response to this question. Would you mind e-mailing me at hertantoi@smtp.gc.ca?

    Also, I had some other somewhat related questions:

    1. Can Formativ read and/or write to metadata properties associated with portable GW items?

    2. Can Formativ read and/or write to the metadata properties of third-party documents attached to emails, for example PDF and WordPerfect documents?

    Very much appreciated.

    #8907
    Support 3
    Participant

    We have sent the email to you.

    quote:


    Can Formativ read and/or write to metadata properties associated with portable GW items?


    Could you please provide more information. What do you mean by the portable GW items?

    Regards,
    Advansys Support

    #8905
    ihertanto
    Participant

    Actually, please let me rephrase the question:

    Can Formativ be used to READ the meta data properties of a GW e-mail message and/or its document attachments?

    Our goal is to be able to automatically extract and identify meta data from proprietary document formats like WordPerfect and PDF.

    #8904
    Support 1
    Participant

    quote:


    Can Formativ be used to READ the meta data properties of a GW e-mail message and/or its document attachments?


    Yes. Advansys Message Saver (AMS) records message metadata inside the FML file after reading it via the Formativ interface to the GroupWise APIs. You can see this metadata as items inside the FML file (try opening one using a text editor or Web browser), eg. Read/Unread, Private, Forwarded, Replied, categories. For file attachments, Message Saver records DisplayName, FileName.

    The GroupWise APIs do not provide a way to access the metadata for specific proprietary document formats. Depending on the metadata you wish to access, you might need to look into creating/obtaining a reader for each format. If the metadata of interest to you are the items on the Summary tab of a document’s property sheet (eg. use Windows File Explorer to select a PDF file, open its context menu, select Properties), I think it should be possible to use the Windows APIs to access this information.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Advansys Support

    [This message was edited by Support 1 on April 23, 2007 at 06:07 PM.]

    #8910
    ihertanto
    Participant

    Thanks for you reply. Is it possible to see a sample of the methods used by Message Saver to read metadata via the Formativ interface to the GW APIs?

    We would prefer not to use Message Saver since messages need to be selected before they can be saved as FML and we need to be able to automatically save/forward messages to our DMS without having to manually select them.

    #8909
    jay-mel
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    In regards to previous posts
    “In the .FML XML file attachments are encoded in a CDATA section. What encoding is this…?”

    Can you please advise and send an email to me. Thanks

    Jay
    Thanks
    Joe

    #8903
    Support 1
    Participant

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    The information you refer to is not available to the general public. Please write to support@advansyscorp.com, indicating the name of your organization and your business requirement.

    Regards,
    Advansys Support

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