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Get File Date & Time

Automation Workshop includes the Get File Date & Time Action that reads all file date and time attributes, such as created date, modified date, and last accessed date. The file timestamps are stored as dynamic Variable Wizard values that can be used by any subsequent Actions.

Features & highlights

  • Determine date and time when a file was created or modified.
  • It supports 3 timestamps, namely, created, modified, and last accessed time.
  • Check when the file content was last changed by reading the modification date.

Usage examples


  • File · Provide a file to read its date and time.
  • Options · Set the Action state and custom display name, define automated error workarounds, and enable an option to log only critical errors.


  • Get File Date & Time integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…
  • Moreover, not only utilize Get File Date & Time variables, but also seamlessly integrate them with a diverse array of other file and folder variables from local disks, mapped drives, network shares, and remote servers—FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Get File Date & Time Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using quick shortcuts like «GFD» or «GFT».

Contents & metadata…

Automation Workshop provides a wide range of Actions to access and modify file contents, properties, and metadata.


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