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How to get filename from mail attachment

Hi all,

I have a XI scenario Mail->XI->RFC. I have created my own adapter module which handle all attachments from incoming mail.

Everything work fine, but in my module I try to get information about filename of mail attachment. I use getContentType() metod to get the filename but this method return only the mimetype of the document. The getDescription() method return olny string "mail attachment". I need to get the original filename of the attachment or at least the file extension.

Is it possible to get the whole filename from mail attachment?



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  • Posted on Oct 19, 2006 at 06:26 PM

    What about getName() ?

    From the javadoc:


    public java.lang.String getName()

    Returns the logical name of this payload. Payloads can be accessed by this name from the Message interface.


    String name



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      Thanks for your reply,

      I have tried the getName() method in my adapter module. But it return only string "Attachment-1" where the number is different for each attachment.

      I have tried to find out some solution but I did not find any.

      Thanks anyway.


  • Posted on Oct 19, 2006 at 06:39 PM


    You can tryout with adapter modules . You can make use of following Adapter attributes also -

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