The ExtractFile component extracts a file from a zip archive to a specified location.



The ExtractFile 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 The Extract File component exposes the following Data In ports by default:

zipFilePath: specifies the location of the zip archive from which the files are to be extracted (string).
PathToExtract: specifies the destination location of the extracted files(string).
Data Out Returns the Boolean value “True” if the files are successfully extracted to the specified location. Otherwise, returns “False”.


To edit the properties of the Extract File 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 extract a specific file from a zip archive:

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

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

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

  4. Double-click the file box and enter the file name, including the extension.

  5. Double-click the PathtoExtract box and enter a destination file path for the files.


    You can override the existing data source for the zipFilepath and PathtoExtract 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.

  6. Connect the control ports and data ports in the activity.

  7. In the toolbar, click Run.
    Intellibot executes the workflow and extracts the file from the zip archive to the specified destination.