GetDirectoryName

The GetDirectoryName component returns the directory name of the specified path.

Screenshot

Ports

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

Port Description
ControlIn Must be connected to the Control Out port of one or more components.
ControlOut Must be connected to the Control In port of any other component.
Data In The GetDirectoryName component exposes the following Data In port by default:
path:Specify the path of the file.
Data Out Returns Directory name of the path(String).

Properties

To edit the properties of the GetDirectoryName 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 executed.
Delay Before Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) before the action is executed.

Example

Let us consider an example.

Screenshot

To retrieve the Directory Name:

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

    To enable display of the directory name, you can add a Message Box component to the activity.

  6. To add the Message Box component:
    a. In the Toolbox, expand the General Category.
    b. Expand the Message Box component, drag Show component and drop it on the design surface.

  7. Connect the control ports and the data ports in the activity.
  8. In the toolbar, click Run.
    The Message box displays the directory name of specified file.