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Open File Dialog

Automation Workshop includes the Open File Dialog Action that requires a user to indicate a particular (already existing) file on disk. The file name and path is stored as a variable that can be retrieved and used in subsequent Actions by using the Variable Wizard.

Features & highlights

  • Point to the filename and path in the middle of the Task execution.
  • Configure the Open File Dialog Action to initially look for files in a particular folder.
  • Create custom file masks to locate necessary files easier.
  • Use variables retrieved from other Actions to highly customize the File Dialog window.


  • Dialog · Set the starting folder to look for the necessary file.
  • Behavior · Configure the functions of the File Dialog buttons.
  • Options · Define files that will be available in the drop-down menu of a dialog box.


  • Open File Dialog 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 Open File Dialog 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 Open File Dialog Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using quick shortcuts like «OF» or «OFD».


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