The AddFiles component adds multiple files to an existing zip archive



The AddFiles 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 The Add Files component exposes the following Data In ports by default:

zipFilePath: specifies the location of the zip archive to which the files are to be added (string).
filePaths: specifies, as an array, the location of the files to add to the zip archive (string[]).
Data Out Returns the Boolean value “True” if the files are successfully added to the specified zip archive. Otherwise, returns “False”.


To edit the properties of the Add Files component, in the Properties window, change the required property. You can edit the following properties.

Property Description
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 add multiple files to a zip archive:

  1. Add a Script component to the activity:

    • In the Toolbox, expand General.

    • Drag the Script component and drop it on the Design surface.

    • Double-click the title bar of the component.

      The SCRIPT EDITOR is displayed.

    • In the SCRIPT (VB.NET) section, create an array of the required file names, including the paths.

    • Click VALIDATE. The message confirming that the code block is successfully compiled is displayed.


    • Click OK.
      The Design surface displays the process flow.

  2. In the Toolbox, expand Zip.

  3. Drag the AddFiles component and drop it on the Design surface.

  4. Double-click the zipFilepath box and enter the path of the zip archive.


    You can override the existing data source for the zipFilepath and filePaths 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 and data ports in the activity.

  6. In the toolbar, click Run.
    Intellibot executes the workflow and adds the specified files to the specified archive.