gives a content object whose content is string.


gives a content object whose content is stored in the specified file.


gives a content object with a sequence of fields with names namei and values vali.


  • Properties of content objects can be obtained using ContentObject[]["property"].
  • Possible properties can include:
  • "CreationDate"creation date for file or content object
    "FileByteCount"size of the content of the object on disk, in bytes
    "FileExtension"the file extension, e.g. ".txt"
    "FileName"original file name, excluding directory
    "FileSize"size as a Quantity object
    "Location"location of the original source as a string
    "ModificationDate"modification date for file or content object
    "Plaintext"content converted to a string
    "ReferenceLocation"cloud-accessible URL to use to reference this content
    "Score"score assigned to the content object in a search
    "Snippet"snippet of the content
    "SnippetSource"cloud-accessible document path for producing snippets
  • Some properties, such as "Snippet", are typically only computed when requested.
  • When a content object is created from a file, the "Plaintext" property will typically be computed by first importing the file.
  • ContentObject[] can be used in the input to CreateSearchIndex.


Basic Examples  (3)

TextSearch with "ContentObject" as third argument returns a list of content objects:

Get the file name of the first result:

Create an object containing some text:

Get only a snippet of the text:

It is also possible to use the Snippet function:

Get properties of the file:

A ContentObject can contain a string:

ContentObject contains metadata:

"Location" and "FileName" are not available if the document is not saved on disk:

Introduced in 2015