Create File

This activity can be used to create a new file using a file name, to a specified location.

Properties

Input

  • File Path: path for the location where the file has to be created; either a variable or directly the file name (including the address to the file e.g. C:\\Source Folder\Test.xls).

Misc

  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Creates a new excel file where to generate a report

  • Create a .txt log file

  • Create a PowerPoint presentation in order to fill it based on a certain logic

Examples of Using Create File

Example

In this example, the robot will create a new .txt file to a given path.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Create File activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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