Relativity Short Message Format

Relativity Short Message Format

September 12, 2019

Relativity has a short message format which should be used for messages exported from Slack, Skype, Instant Bloomberg chat, or standard mobile phone SMS messages.   A .rsmf file should include a .zip file attachment, that cannot be encrypted.  A manifest file inside the zip file should have a JSON file at its root.  These individual JSON files will include the names of participants in messages, and the titles of their conversations - a new and valuable source of metadata.   The JSON files will also record events, and can show if a message was deleted.   The format appears this way:


Relativity Short Message Viewer is used to display the messages in a workspace.   A version of the message is recreated in html.   Slightly different styles will be used for different message types.  Slack messages look like this:




. . . and Bloomberg chats look like this:


 The viewer includes a timeline that you can use to restrict a review to a particular date range.   


Hovering over an icon will give you a summary of the number of participants, message total, and date range of a conversation.   




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