represents a piece of imported data that has no special representation in the Wolfram Language.


  • ImportedObject[] is returned by Import when importing certain formats where not all pieces of the format can be represented as a known Wolfram Language data type.
  • ImportedObject[]["Properties"] gives a list of available properties.
  • ImportedObject[]["prop"] can be used to extract properties of the object.
  • Any ImportedObject always includes the following properties:
  • "OriginalFormat"format of the file from which the object was imported
    "RawContent"byte array of raw data
  • Other properties of ImportedObject[] depend on the format of the file and the type of data that was imported.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Import a PEM that contains an unsupported object type:

Import a PEM file that contains multiple entries:

Scope  (1)

Extract properties of an imported object:

List of available properties:

Extract one property:

Wolfram Research (2020), ImportedObject, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2020), ImportedObject, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2020. "ImportedObject." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2020). ImportedObject. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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