Actions - File Collection Management

In this section, you will find all available actions for file collection management.


Add File to File Collection 

This action can be used to add an external file or a report document to a file collection. The following attributes can be set:

File Collection Name
The name of the file collection to add the file to.  
Mode
The type of file you want to add to the file collection.

Add Report Document.
If you choose this mode, you can select a report document that will be added to the file collection.

Add External File.
If you choose this mode, you can enter an expression ) that evaluates to the full path of the external file to add to the file collection. Please note, that this file needs be reachable from Mail & Deploy Server, because the action will be executed there. Therefore, the following requirements have to be met:
 
  • The user that runs Mail & Deploy Server needs to have sufficient user rights to read the file. 
  • The file path needs to be reachable from the computer on which Mail & Deploy Server runs; this might require to use UNC file paths in some cases. Please note that mapped network drive letters cannot be used, even if the user that runs Mail & Deploy Server has a mapped network drive set up
File NameAn expression (see Expressions) that evaluates to the name of the file (including the file extension) that the file shall have within the file collection

Preparation Actions 
This is a list of actions (see Actions) which will be executed before the file is added to the file collection.

Remove all Files from File Collection 

This action can be used to remove all files from a file collection. The following attributes can be set:

File Collection Name
The file collection from which to remove all files.  
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