File Operation

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Introduction - File Operation

Operations such as file download/upload can be automated.

The downloaded file is saved in a Virtual browser temporarily.

The file downloaded in the Virtual browser can be set as the output value after upload operation or BOT execution by copying it as the BOT data value.

Download a File

Click a Button to Download a File

Operating Instructions  
  1. Place the cursor on the button.
  2. Click [Click] in the operation menu.
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Download a File Using a Link

Operating Instructions  
  1. Place the cursor on the link.
  2. Select [Other functions] in the main menu and click [Download].
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Download a File Using a Link

Operating Instructions  
  1. Place the cursor on the link.
  2. Select [Other functions] in the main menu and click [Download].
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Download a Displayed Page

Operating Instructions  
  1. Place the cursor on the address bar.
  2. Click [Download the URL].
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Review the List of Downloaded Files

Operating Instructions  

• Click [View] in the “There is a new download file.” message.
• Or, click [Download(s)] (top right of the BOT Editor).

* It is displayed at the top of the screen in a smart phone.
* The downloaded file on the Virtual browser can be browsed from “Execution Logs” if you set it as an output value.

Preview a File

Operating Instructions  
  • Open the Downloads screen and select [Preview].
* This operation is not recorded as a BOT task. It opens in a separate tab from the BOT editor. Depending on the file type, it is downloaded locally.

Copy a File to a Data Value

The downloaded file can be copied as a BOT data value to select as an upload file or output as a BOT’s execution result.

Operating Instructions  
  1. Click [Copy x file(s)] on the Downloads screen.
  2. Select [New data] in "Destination data".
  3. Enter a value in the [Data name] text box.
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Selection Conditions for Files to Be Copied

BOT searches the Virtual browser for the file to be copied. At that time, the following conditions take precedence.

  • Selected in order from the newest downloaded file.
  • If you specify a file name, a file with the same name will be selected.

The following wildcards can be used to define the file name.

* →Contains any zero or more characters
? →Contains any one character

Sample Applicable file name
*.jpg All files with a .jpg extension
* All files
?.jpg Files with a .jpg extension and any 1 character
??.jpg Files with a .jpg extension and any 2 character
wh* who, why, what, when, which...
wh? Who or why
* If pattern matching is not performed, or if the corresponding file does not exist, the error "No matching file" is displayed.
* If the processing speed changes due to the download time limited by the file size, unexpected results may occur.

Copy Multiple Files as One Data

When coping the downloaded as a BOT data value, you can copy multiple files as one data of BOT (In technical terms, it can be treated as array data).

In the "The file to copy" item, you can add files to be copied with [+] , and reduce the number of files to be copied with [-].

When copying to existing data, select the relevant data name in "Destination data".

You can also narrow the number to copy by selecting check boxes. You can set whether the file is required or not.

Upload a File

You can upload a file that is set to the data value.

[When uploading the downloaded, you have to copy the file as a data value.] >> Click here for details

Operating Instructions  
  1. Place the cursor on the button.
  2. Click [Click] in the operation menu.
  3. Select the set data value from the drop down menu.
  4. Click [Choose file].
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Use Cloud BOT Agent version 3.0.0 or later.