Read Temp File Activity


Reads the content of a temporary file created by the Create Temp File activity.

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This activity reads a temporary file based on the File Id provided. The temporary file would typically have been created by the Create Temp File activity. The file is read as byte data.

In a Workflow:

The Read Temp File activity can be used to read the content of an existing temporary file. A workflow might first use the Create Temp File activity to store some data. The Create Temp File activity returns both a unique File Id and a URL to the file. Later in the workflow you might need the content of the file again. You can use the Read Temp File activity to load the content directly rather than using activities like Web Request, Download String, or Download Image that load the content via HTTP requests.


Name Description

In Arguments

File Id

The unique identifier of the temporary file.


Display Name


You can change the name of an activity to one that describes what it does. A descriptive name can make a workflow easier to interpret and maintain.

Out Arguments


The file content/data.

Version Information:

Supported from: Geocortex Essentials 4.2.