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Hi all!
I am sending an .xls document throught Excel to a Mail-in database. There i want to "take" this embeddedobjects (or attachments, what ever) and embed them in a richtext field of a new document.
In the properties of the doc containing the ecel file, HASEMBEDDED=True but EMBEDDEDOBJECTS is empty so when i try :
forall o in doc.embeddedobjects
it says Type Mismatch.
Can some one give me a code to do this?
Thank you,
Koray.
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If the document was mailed into the database via a excel to a mail in database then I think the attachment will be in the body field of the document not in the document itself

So you should change the code to

Dim Wspace As New NotesWorkspace
Dim uiDoc As Notesuidocument
Dim Doc As NotesDocument
Dim rtitem As NotesRichTextItem


Set uiDoc = Wspace.CurrentDocument
Set Doc = uiDoc.Document
Set rtitem = Doc.GetFirstItem( "Body" )

forall o in rtitem.embeddedobjects
.......
End Forall


Give this a go and get back to me....
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Sorry Simon, the problem is that this attachment is not in the body field, that's why i can't "take" it. The attachment is like "under" the document separeted from it by an horizontal line.
Thank you for trying,
Koray.
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Ok , Sorry now I understand your question... Yes this is a tricky one because the embeddedobjects array does not contain these attachments , the same type of thing occurs when you upload files from the web via an upload control... Here the code to use...


Dim Wspace As New NotesWorkspace
Dim uiDoc As Notesuidocument
Dim Doc As NotesDocument
Dim rtitem As NotesRichTextItem

     Set Doc = uiDoc.Document
     Forall i In doc.Items
          If i.type = Attachment Then
               Set nitem = doc.GetFirstItem(i.name)
               Set emb = doc.GetAttachment(i.values(0))
               Set rtitem=doc.getfirstitem("Body")
               Call emb.extractfile("C:\" & emb.name)
               Call rtitem.embedobject(EMBED_Attachment, "", "C:\" & emb.name, emb.name)
               Call emb.remove
          End If
     End Forall

This code gets the attahment from "under" the document seperator and moves it into the body field of the document... Hope I got it right this time
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In the first line it should be notesuiworkspace not notesworspace... Sorry typo
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Sorry again Simon,
i have tried this one already and it doesn't work. There isn't any item whos type is attachment in the incoming mail. The attachment file is in an item called $File whos type is not Attachment and when i try to "take" the value of $File, the script can't find the item in the document, it is really strange.
Have a nice day,
Koray.
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I am now fascinated by this , is it possible that you can e-mail me a copy of this database with a single example document in it ??

If it is to secure I understand

Simon Hendry
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Ok, i'll send a copy tuesday, Have a nice "Paques" (eggs) week-end,
Koray.
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shendry@families.qld.gov.au
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Hi again..

I got your database and did the following

Updated the MemoDeBase form and added a Richtext Editable field called "Body" and a editable text field called "Converted"

I then wrote a agent to go through document in the database that used the MemoDebase form and haven't yet been converted and moved the attached file from the form to the body field.. with the following code

'Code starts

     Dim Sess As New NotesSession
     Dim ThisDb As NotesDatabase
     Dim Coll As NotesDocumentCollection
     Dim Search As String
     Dim Doc As NotesDocument
     Dim rtitem As NotesRichTextItem
     
     Search = "Form=""MemoDeBase"" & Converted!=""Yes"""
     
     Set ThisDb = Sess.CurrentDatabase
     Set Coll = ThisDb.Search(Search,Nothing,0)
     
     For Counter =1 To Coll.Count
         
          Set doc = Coll.Getnthdocument(Counter)
          Forall i In doc.Items
               If i.type = Attachment Then
                    Set nitem = doc.GetFirstItem(i.name)
                    Set emb = doc.GetAttachment(i.values(0))
                    Set rtitem=doc.getfirstitem("Body")
                    Call emb.extractfile("C:\" & emb.name)
                    Call rtitem.embedobject(EMBED_Attachment, "", "C:\" & emb.name, emb.name)
                    Call emb.remove
               End If
          End Forall
          Doc.Converted = "Yes"
          Call Doc.Save(True,False)
         
     Next Counter


' Code Ends

This code worked for me with my notes client version 4.6.2 and versions 4.5.1 ... It moved the attached file from the document below the line to the Body field... If after you do this it does not work I am unsure why.. There are some documents in the Knowledge base that mention problems with doing this in versions prior to 4.5.2 , but as I say I had no problem with 4.5.1...

Give it a go...

If it doesn't work have a look at knowledge base at

http://support.lotus.com/sims2.nsf/802ee480bdd32d0b852566fa005acf8d/79ef1db0ab683fb88525643400569cea?OpenDocument

This is a document ( and link to other documents ) that talk about this sort of problem...

Hope I have helped

Simon Hendry
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Halleluiah!!!
Thank you very much.
By the way, do you think there's work for a french Lotus Notes certified developper in australia?
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