Use the File Input Task to start a process based on information from a file.  It is represented as rectangular shape box as shown below:



Purpose

The File Input Node is used to read file and is similar to the File Read Node Task except that a File Input Node can be used to start a process whenever a file appears in the specified repository. There are 4 file types that are supported by this node task - Excel, Fixed Width file, XML file and delimited file. Four repositories are supported by this node task which includes File system, FTP, FTPs and Secured FTP


File Input Node Properties

As mentioned before, the File Input Node is similar to the File Read Node. Therefore the properties of "File Input Node" task are same as "File Read Node"Task. For more details please refer File Read Task.