The GenerateFileHash component generates a hash value for a file using the SHA256 hash algorithm.



The GenerateFileHash component exposes the Control In, Control Out, Data In, 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 for which the hash value is to be generated (string).
Data Out Returns the hash value (string).


To edit the properties of the GetFileHash component, in the Properties windows, change the required property. You can edit the following properties.

Property Description
Wait After Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) after the action is performed.
Wait Before Execution Specifies the wait time (in seconds) before the action is performed.


Let us consider the example.


To generate the hash value:

  1. In the Toolbox, expand Utilities and then expand Security.

  2. Drag the GenerateFileHash component and drop it on the Design surface.

  3. Double-click the FilePath box and enter the required path.

  4. To override the existing data source, right-click FilePath.

  5. Click Override and change the data source.


    To learn more about overriding the data source of the data port, refer the Override section.

  6. Drag the Show component and drop it on the design surface.

  7. Connect all the control ports in the activity.

  8. In the toolbar, click Run.
    The hash value for the specified file is generated.