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Using Read action

  • Updated: 2022/05/18

    Using Read action

    Use the Read action to retrieve values from a CSV or TXT file and insert them into a Table variable in order to perform operations with the data values.

    Note: The Read action only support CSV/TXT files that conform to the RFC 4180 standard. For more information about the standard, see Common format and MIME type for CSV files.

    To retrieve values from a CSV/TXT file, do the following:


    1. Double-click or drag the Read action from the CSV/TXT node in the Actions palette.
    2. Enter the name of the session that you have used to open the CSV or text file in the Open action.
    3. Select a Table variable from the Assign value to the variable list.
      Create a variable if it does not already exist. The Control Room shows a descriptive default variable name. If you create several output variables, subsequent variable names are appended with a -1, -2, -3, and so on to avoid duplication.
      Note: A bot can return only a maximum of 3 MB to an output variable.

      Workaround: Store the bot output on the device, such as in a .txt file. If the output must be shared across multiple Bot Runners, store the output in a shared drive.

    Next steps

    Perform operations with the values in the Table variable using the Data Table package.
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