Can someone please help me extract the filename from an Attachments column?


I’ve been trying to make a JS script but with no success, I either get undefined or syntax error.

The intention is to extract the filename from the attachments column (and to paste the extracted name into another column).

I already read the SeaTable programming manual and the GitHub examples.

Thank you for your help and attention!

I’m sorry for any inconvenience!

Let’s say you have such a table

And you would like to extract the filename of the 1st object in the “File” column and write it into the column “Filename”. So you create a button column and let it execute the following JavaScript:

const table = base.context.currentTable;
const row = base.context.currentRow;

base.modifyRow(table, row, {'Filename': row.File[0].name});

If you are really fresh to JavaScript in SeaTable, you could use the following script to study the structure of the rows:

const rows = base.getRows('Table1', 'Default View');

And then click on “Run script”. In the console you’ll then see the data structure. From there, you can extract anything from the returned JSON.

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Thank you for your answer and for solving my problem.

I was not understanding how to “declare” or “call” the objects correctly, I mean specifically, the part that proceeds table, row, which is {'Filename': row.File[0].name}); even that I previously used this:

to understand the structure.

Anyway, I will try to learn as much as possible from the help I asked for, to better understand how to properly “read” and structure the other scripts.

Thank you for your help and attention!

I’m sorry for all the inconvenience!

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