Read File

Use the Read File activity to read the content a file that resides on a remote machine.

  1. In the Workflow Editor Toolbox, choose Microsoft Windows > Read File and drag and drop the activity onto the Workflow pane.

  2. On the Workflow Properties pane, enter the following information:

    1. Under General, specify the following information:

      1. Display Name: Enter the unique display name for the activity.

      2. Description: Enter the brief description about the activity.

      3. Activity Timeout (Seconds): Enter the number of seconds to wait for Read File activity to fail because it timed out.

      4. Check the Continue Workflow Execution on Failure check box to continue the workflow execution on failure of the activity.

      5. Check the Skip Activity Execution check box to skip the activity.

    2. Under Target, specify the following information:

      1. Use Workflow Target: Check this radio button to use the workflow target.

      2. Override Workflow Target: Check this radio button to override the workflow target. You can select the appropriate target or +ADD NEW  from the dropdown list. For more information, see Microsoft Windows Endpoint.

      3. Use Workflow Target Group: Check this radio button to use the workflow target group.

      4. Override Workflow Target Group Criteria: Check this radio button to override the workflow target group criteria.

    3. Under Credentials, specify the following information:

      1. Use Target's Default Account Key: Check this radio button to use the target's default account key.

      2. Override Account Key: Check this radio button to override the workflow account key. You can select the appropriate Account key or +ADD NEW from the dropdown list. For more information, see Microsoft Windows Credentials.

    4. Under Windowsspecify the Remote File Path (Name of file as it was saved on the local computer) or click Variable Reference icon to choose any variable.

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