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Specify file to write data into. Write to File Action supports both binary data and Unicode text. If specified file does not exist, it will be created automatically.

File Specify file the data will be written to.
Text to write Input some fixed text to be written to file each time Action is executed or use variables to write relevant Task or system relative text.
BrowseBrowse buttonUse Browse to select a particular file or folder on local disk, network share on LAN (local area network), etc.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.


  • Dynamic variables & Events of the Write to File. Retrieve the filename of the recently written file along with the byte count. Additionally, events denoting successful or unsuccessful data writes to the file are logged.


  • Automation Workshop supports Unicode file names and a path of up to 32,000 characters.
  • The maximum text block that can be written (or appended) to a file is 4GB. For ASCII the limit is about 4 billion and for Unicode—2 billion characters.
  • Files written by Write File Action can be 2 or 3 bytes bigger than the original amount of text, if saved in the Unicode UTF-8 or UTF-16 format. Those bytes are the Unicode encoding signature (BOM) and are saved at the beginning of the file.

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