The RenameFile component changes the name of an existing file.



The RenameFile component exposes the Control In, Control Out, 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 The RenameFile component exposes the following Data In ports by default:
filePath: specifies the location of the file to rename (string).
newName: specifies the new name to assign to the file (string).


To edit the properties of the RenameFile 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 retrieve the network domain name:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand File.
  2. Drag the RenameFile component and drop it on the Design surface.
  3. Double-click the filePath box and enter the required file path.
  4. Double-click the newName box and enter the new name for the file.


    You can override the existing data source for both the filePath 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 file is renamed.