Limitations on Content Matching in Excel

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Limitations on Content Matching in Excel Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:20 am • by ezad
Good day Mr Noodlesoft,

Is there a limitation to Hazel's capability in performing content matching (contain match) on Excel files? It works just fine with Word documents. "Contents contain" matches perfectly. Only content contain match doesn't work. Clicking on the X icon yielded empty content field. Doing the same test on Word document works as expected.

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Re: Limitations on Content Matching in Excel Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:23 am • by Mr_Noodle
Excel files are not considered text files and, for "Contents contain" purposes, probably not indexed by Spotlight. You'll probably needs to write a script which uses some program to parse Excel files.
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