The RenameDirectory component changes the name of an existing directory.



The RenameDirectory 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 The RenameDirectory component exposes the following Data In ports by default:
directoryPath: specifies the location of the directory to rename (string).
newName: specifies the new name to assign to the directory (string).


To edit the properties of the RenameDirectory 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.


Let us consider an example.


To change the directory name:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand Directory.
  2. Drag the RenameDirectory component and drop it on the Design surface.
  3. Double-click the directoryPath box and enter the required path.
  4. Double-click the newName box and enter the new name for the directory.


    You can override the existing data source for both the directoryPath and the newName Data In ports.
    To override the existing data source:

    • Right-click the required Data In port.
    • Click Override and change the data source.
      To learn more about overriding the data source of the data port, refer the Override section.

  5. Connect the control ports in the activity.

  6. In the toolbar, click Run.
    The specified directory is renamed.