Choose File

This action can be used to select a file. Optionally, the selected file can be stored in a variable.



  • Filter: used to display in the Open File window only files having a certain extension.


  • Output: variable name that will hold the selected path.


  • 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

  • Select a .xlsx file containing invoice data to be input into the ERP

  • Select a .txt file where the automation logs to be captured

  • Select a .csv file based on which data a report to be generated

Examples of Using Move File

Please see the attached video that exemplifies the usage of the Choose File activity:

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

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