Read File Bytes Activity

Description:

Reads the bytes of a file.

Inheritance Hierarchy:

System.Object
  System.Activities.Activity
    System.Activities.AsyncCodeActivity
      Geocortex.Workflow.Activities.ReadFileBytes

Function:

This activity reads a file from a URI. This could be a conventional file path such as C:\folder\file.txt, a web URL such as http://server.domain.com/folder/file.txt, or the URI for a file in the Essentials Sites folder, such as gcxfile:///folder/file.txt. The file is read as bytes, so this activity can be used to read any file type.

The application executing the workflow must have read access to the file.

In a Workflow:

The Read File Bytes activity can be used to read the contents of an arbitrary file, for example, a PDF or ZIP file that can then be used by other activities that accept file content as byte data.

Properties:

Name Description

In Arguments

File Uri

The URI of the file to read. For example: C:\folder\file.txt; http://server.domain.com/folder/file.txt; gcxfile:///folder/file.txt.

Misc

Display Name

ReadFileBytes

You can change the name of an activity to one that describes what it does. A descriptive name can make a workflow easier to interpret and maintain.

Out Arguments

Bytes

The byte content of the file.

Version Information:

Supported from: Geocortex Essentials 4.3.

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