Move File

This activity can be used to move a file from its current location to a new folder.

Properties

Input

  • Source File: set the file to be moved; either a variable or directly the file name (including the address to the file e.g. C:\\Source Folder\\Test.xls).

  • Destination Folder: the folder where the file defined upper to be moved; either a variable or directly the folder name (including the address e.g. C:\\Destination Folder).

  • Overwrite Destination:

    • True - if another file with the same name as the value from input field Source File exists in the Destination Folder, the robot will overwrite the already existing file

    • False - if another file with the same name as the value from input field Source File exists in the Destination Folder, the robot will not overwrite the already existing file, but add a 0 base index to the file to be moved (Test(1).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

  • Move a file from an FTP folder to a local one

  • Once processed, move an invoice from a folder containing unprocessed invoices to another one for invoices already registered in the ERP

  • Move a scanned file from the default folder to another one

Examples of Using Move File

Example

In this example, the robot will move a file from its current location to a given path.

Prerequisites:

  • Create 2 folders: FROM and TO.

  • Create a file in the folder FROM.

Watch the robot in action:

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

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