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transformations:folderlist

LIST OF FOLDERS

Category: Create / Generate


Description

This action creates a table with a list of folders in the specified folder.


Use cases

Such a table can be used later for iterations, folder commands, or file commands.


Action settings

Setting Description
Folder*The folder to extract the list of direct subfolders from.
ColumnsProvides options to select the types of data to return as fields in the dataset. See below.
SubfoldersProvides options to scan through subfolders within the chosen folder. See below.

* Setting can be specified using a parameter.

Columns

These options define the columns that will be included in the generated dataset. At least one option must be selected.

OptionDescription
Folder name with pull pathReturns the fully-qualified folder name including absolute path. Default.
Folder name onlyReturns the folder name only, excluding path.


Subfolders

OptionDescription
Scan subfoldersWhen selected, additional options are presented to define the scan depth and scan error handling.
Scanning depthThe number of subfolder levels, under the parent folder, the action will scan within. e.g. "1" will scan through the
subfolders found directly under the parent folder only; "2" will scan through the subfolders of the subfolders
(i.e. 2 levels deep) found under the parent folder.
Ignore scan errorsSelect to ignore any errors produced when scanning subfolders for files. This is useful for avoiding errors when
scanning folder depths that may not exist in all subfolders.


Shortcuts

Fast ways to create the action:

  • Press the "Add data" menu button. Pick "Generate data".
  • Drag a folder with subfolders into the application window. Select "Generate a list of folders in the folder".


See also

transformations/folderlist.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/28 15:03 by craigt