ReadText

The ReadText component reads all the lines of text from the specified file.

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Ports

The ReadText 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 Can be connected to the Control In port of another component or the default end component.
Data In Specifies the file whose text is to be read (string).
Data Out Returns the read text (string).

Properties

To edit the properties of the ReadText 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 network domain name:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand File.
  2. Drag the ReadText component and drop it on the Design surface.
  3. Double-click the filePath box and enter the required file path.
  4. To override the existing data source, right-click filePathbox.
  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 read text, you can add a Message Box component to the activity.

  6. To add the Message Box component:
    a. In the Toolbox, expand the General.
    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 text from the specified file.

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