Save Email Attachment

This activity can be used to save one or more attachments within an email message.

Properties

Input

  • Input: the email captured using Mail.IMAP.GetMessages; select one of the existing MailMessage, List<MailMessage> variables, or define a new one.

  • Attachment Index: the 0 based index from the attachment list.

  • Filter: filter the attachments to be saved; e.g. "*" for all attachments, or "*.pdf" only pdf attachments

Output

  • Destination Filename: the name used for saving the attachment.

Note: If the field is empty, the original attachment name will be maintained.

Misc

  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Save an excel report in order to manipulate it

  • Save a pdf invoice from suppliers in order to scan it with OCR, capture the necessary info (invoice number, supplier, invoice date, invoice amount, invoice due date, etc.) and register it in the ERP

  • Save a pdf Purchase Order (PO) from a customer in order to scan it with OCR, capture the necessary info (PO number, customer, product code, quantity, etc.)

Examples of Using Save Mail Attachment

Example

In this example, the robot will connect to a certain inbox folder and download an email attachment.

Prerequisites:

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Save Mail Attachment activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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