File Manager

How to add the File Manager robot skill

  1. Load the most recent release of ARC (Get ARC).
  2. Press the Project tab from the top menu bar in ARC.
  3. Press Add Robot Skill from the button ribbon bar in ARC.
  4. Choose the General category tab.
  5. Press the File Manager icon to add the robot skill to your project.

Don't have a robot yet?

Follow the Getting Started Guide to build a robot and use the File Manager robot skill.

How to use the File Manager robot skill

This control will display the list of files currently open for reading by script file methods. This will not display files that are being written too. The files for writing are not opened because the data is appended to the file and the file position is unnecessary. Files are only open when specified to open for reading. If a file is opened for reading, It's a good idea to close it before writing to it. If you do not close the file, it will be automatically closed when a new project is loaded.

Files listed in this control are open for reading. After reading from it, you must close a file manually using the FileReadClose() method. If you do not close a file and attempt to write to it, you may receive a LOCKED In Use Elsewhere error. Use this control to diagnose file issues and errors when reading/writing.


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