Overview of Read from file Action

Automation Workshop includes Read from file Action, which reads specified file content that can be retrieved later by using Variable Wizard in other Actions. It is possible to limit amount of data to be read.

Features & highlights:
  • Automatically read file contents to make it accessible for other Actions.
  • Read file content from particular place in file (skip specified amount of data in the beginning of file).
  • Option to specify the exact amount of data to be read from file.
  • Auto-detect and read ASCII, Unicode, UTF-7, UTF-8 and UTF-16 text files.
Usage examples:
  • Automatically read text files and send them in as email messages.
  • Display file content in dialog box and require user response in the middle of automated process.
  • Read part of file and write it into another.

Read from file

Action propertiesDetails
FileSpecify file to read its contents into variable.
OptionsConfigure reading of precisely specified file segment by skipping exact number of bytes at the beginning of file and reading only specified amount of data.
ErrorsChoose errors that lead to On Error behavior.
On ErrorConfigure operations to be performed when Read from file Action encounters an error. Available operations include retrying the Action, sending email report, running another task and continuing with next Action or stopping the Task.
Additional notes and resources:
Read from File
Read from File
File / Folder Watcher
File / Folder Watcher
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