Hello everyone !!
Hope you all liked my earlier blogs on PAD. Today we will explore folder action in PAD. While automating tasks, most of the time we come across folders. Let’s see how we can use folder action in power automate desktop.
The folder node of PAD consists of the below actions.
1. Get files in folder
2. Get subfolders in folder
3. Create folder
4. Delete folder
5. Empty folder
6. Copy folder
7. Move folder
8. Rename folder
9. Get special folder
In today’s series we will see the first four folder actions one by one.
This action retrieve the list of files in a folder.
In above example, I am retrieving all the files inside PAD_Folder_Test. Here we are using the default settings as it is.
Retrieves the list of all subfolders in a folder. It is very similar to get files action. Both actions retrieve the lists of subfolders and files respectively.
We can see from the above example that I am retrieving all the subfolders. I am using the below-given screenshot for my demonstration purpose. We will keep the get subfolder action’s settings as it is, the default setting.
As name clearly says, it is used to create a new folder. Many of the times, we need to create folders while automating a task. If you have any specific requirement using create folder, please tell us in the comment section. We will be happy to help you.
The last action of the day is to delete a folder that is used to delete a folder. Similar to folder creation, deletion is also required quite a number of times. For any particular scenario, let us know using the comment box.
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Rakesh is a Solution Architect having 11 years experience in banking domain designing enterprise level applications on Microsoft technologies. He has strong experience working on Azure, SharePoint, PowerApps & Flow.
Apart from technology, I like to play badminton.