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Options tab of Read from File Action allows specifying exact region of file to be read into specified variable.

Before reading file, skip first Specifies the starting point in file starting from which data will be read into variable. If not specified, file is read from the beginning.
Read up to Specify the amount of data to be read from file. If not specified, data are read until the end of file.
Also, store result inThe result of the content retrieval operation is already accessible via the Variable Wizard. Optionally, choose an existing variable to store the result. To create an empty variable, use the Set Variable Action.
Size unitsSize units selectionSet file size limits in any preferred format—bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, or terabytes.
This Action is enabledAn Action is executed only if it is enabled. Otherwise, it will be automatically skipped (completely ignored) from the Task flow.
Use custom display nameRename this Action, to make a human-readable workflow that will help you to find, read, and make sense of the Task structure later.
Advanced fallback optionsManage the advanced fallback options—select which error types will lead to automatic execution of predefined workaround operations.
Log only errorsDo not log information and warning messages for this Action. It may be useful to keep the log file small and tidy on production systems.


  • When Read file Action is configured to skip specified amount of bytes from the beginning of the file, keep in mind that Unicode (UTF-16) characters are 2 bytes long each.

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