CreateDirectory

The CreateDirectory creates directories and subdirectories—that do not already exist— in the location specified.

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Ports

The CreateDirectory component exposes the Control In, Control Out, and Data In ports by default.

Port Description
ControlIn Must be connected to the Control Out port of one or more components.
ControlOut Can be connected to the Control In port of another component or the default end component.
Data In Specifies the location and the name of the directory, and subdirectories if any, to create (string).

Properties

To edit the properties of the CreateDirectory component, in the Properties window, change the required property. You can edit the following properties.

Property Description
Search Search for the respective property.
Delay After Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) after the action is performed.
Delay Before Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) before the action is performed.

Example

Let us consider an example.

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To retrieve the path:

To create a directory:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand Directory.
  2. Drag the CreateDirectory component and drop it on the Design surface.
  3. Double-click the directoryPath box and enter the required path.
  4. To override the existing data source, right-click the directoryPath box.
  5. Click Override and change the data source.

    Note

    To learn more about overriding the data source of the data port, refer the Override section.

  6. Connect all the control ports in the activity.

  7. In the toolbar, click Run.
    The specified directory is created.