File Type Checker

Category: Modules
Subcategory: Import/Export

Overview

This module provides a fast and easy way to identify the MIME type of any file. It does so by using a combination of the contents and the extension of the input file. Tested in Mendix versions 7.8.0 to 7.22.2.

Documentation

Demo url

File Type Checker

This module provides a fast and easy way to identify the MIME type of any file. It does so by using a combination of the contents and the extension of the input file.

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Implementation

Add the Java action to a microflow and give a specialization of a FileDocument as input parameter. The Java action returns a string with the detected MIMI type of the file. The action returns "application/octet-stream" if the type of the document can not be detected. See the example folder for an example implementation.

Dependencies

This module implements the Apacha Tika Core library, which has the following dependency that is included in the module:

  • org.apache.tika/tika-core/1.20

Limitations

This module does not verify the integrity of a file. To be able to do that you need to parse the full contents of a file.

Releases

Version: 1.0.2
Framework Version: 7.8.0
Release Notes: Dependency fix
Version: 1.0.1
Framework Version: 7.8.0
Release Notes: Fixed a bug on the retrieval of the file name.
Version: 1.0.0
Framework Version: 7.8.0
Release Notes: First release of the File Type Checker.