DeleteFile

The DeleteFile component deletes a file from the specified location.

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Ports

The DeleteFile 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 of the file to delete (string).

Properties

To edit the properties of the DeleteFile 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 delete a file:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and expand File.
  2. Drag the DeleteFile component and drop it on the Design surface.
  3. Double-click filePath and enter the required file path.
  4. To override the existing data source, right-click the filePath 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 file is deleted.