Overview of Open file dialog Action

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

Features & highlights:
  • Specify the filename and path in the middle of the Task execution.
  • Configure the Open file dialog Action to initially look for files in particular folder.
  • Create custom file masks to locate necessary files easier.
  • Use variables retrieved from other Actions to highly customize the Open file dialog window.

Open file dialog

Action propertiesDetails
DialogSpecify a custom Open file dialog title and the starting folder to look for necessary file.
BehaviorConfigure the functions of Open file dialog buttons.
OptionsChoose whether to show Open file dialog on top of all other windows.
ErrorsChoose which Action errors will lead to On Error behavior.
On ErrorSet the number of retries performed upon Action error; specify report email From and To addresses, run a different Task, switch to another Action of the same Task or stop the Task entirely.
Additional notes and resources:
Open File Dialog
Open File Dialog
File / Folder Watcher
File / Folder Watcher
Task Scheduler
Task Scheduler
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