File

The File activity performs basic operations with files: creates, deletes, copies, and moves them. For example, you can use it to delete temporary documents you won't need after or to move the file you were working with to another folder (to the archive, for approval etc.)

Activity settings

To open the settings window, click on the activity on the process diagram.

Parameters Tab

The Parameters tab displays the basic activity parameters:

file parameters

  • Name. The activity name on the process diagram. It is set by the template when adding the activity. If you want to change the name, you can do it in this field;
  • Operation. Select the action applied to the file: Create, Delete, Copy or Move;
  • Path to the file. The file location in the file system. You can also use process context variables the path or its part is kept in. To add a variable, click on the add variables button button. Read more about the context variables in the "Process context" article.
  • Path to the new file. A new file location in the file system. This field appears when copying or moving the file. You can also use process context variables the path or its part is kept in. To add a variable, click on the add variables button button. If the path contains folders that are missing in the file system, they will be created.

Conditions Tab

Read more about the Conditions tab in the "Basic activity settings principles" article.