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File System Task Editor (General Page)

Use the General page of the File System Task Editor dialog to configure the file system operation that the task performs.

To learn about this task, see File System Task.

You must specify a source and destination connection manager by setting the SourceConnection and DestinationConnection properties. You can either provide the names of File connection managers that point to the files that the task uses as a source or destination, or if the paths of the files are stored in variables, you can provide the names of the variables. To use variables to store the file paths, you must set first set the IsSourcePathVariable option for the source connection and the IsDestinationPatheVariable option for the destination connection to True. You can then choose the existing system or user-defined variables to use, or you can create new variables. In the Add Variable dialog box, you can configure and specify the scope of the variables. The scope must be the File System task or a parent container. For more information see, Integration Services Variables and Using Variables in Packages.

NoteNote

The File System task operates on a single file or directory. Therefore, this task does not support the use of wildcard characters to perform the same operation on multiple files or directories. To have the File System task repeat an operation on multiple files or directories, put the File System task in a Foreach Loop container. For more information, see File System Task.

IsDestinationPathVariable

Indicate whether the destination path is stored in a variable. This property has the options listed in the following table.

Value

Description

True

The destination path is stored in a variable. Selecting this value displays the dynamic option, DestinationVariable.

False

The destination path is specified in a File connection manager. Selecting this value displays the dynamic option, DestinationConnection.

OverwriteDestination

Specify whether the operation can overwrite files in the destination directory.

Name

Provide a unique name for the File System task. This name is used as the label in the task icon.

NoteNote

Task names must be unique within a package.

Description

Type a description of the File System task.

Operation

Select the file-system operation to perform. This property has the options listed in the following table.

Value

Description

Copy directory

Copy a directory. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source and destination.

Copy file

Copy a file. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source and destination.

Create directory

Create a directory. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source and a destination directory.

Delete directory

Delete a directory. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source.

Delete directory content

Delete the content of a directory. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source.

Delete file

Delete a file. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source.

Move directory

Move a directory. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source and destination.

Move file

Move a file. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source and destination.

NoteNote
When moving a file, do not include a file name in the directory path that you provide as the destination.

Rename file

Rename a file. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source and destination.

NoteNote
When renaming a file, include the new file name in the directory path that you provide for the destination.

Set attributes

Set the attributes of a file or directory. Selecting this value displays the dynamic options for a source and operation.

IsSourcePathVariable

Indicate whether the destination path is stored in a variable. This property has the options listed in the following table.

Value

True

The destination path is stored in a variable. Selecting this value displays the dynamic option, SourceVariable.

False

The destination path is specified in a File connection manager. Selecting this value displays the dynamic option, DestinationVariable.

IsDestinationPathVariable = True

DestinationVariable

Select the variable name in the list, or click <New variable...> to create a new variable.

Related Topics:Integration Services Variables, Add Variable

IsDestinationPathVariable = False

DestinationConnection

Select a File connection manager in the list, or click <New connection...> to create a new connection manager.

Related Topics:File Connection Manager, File Connection Manager Editor

IsSourcePathVariable = True

SourceVariable

Select the variable name in the list, or click <New variable...> to create a new variable.

Related Topics:Integration Services Variables, Add Variable

IsSourcePathVariable = False

SourceConnection

Select a File connection manager in the list, or click <New connection...> to create a new connection manager.

Related Topics:File Connection Manager, File Connection Manager Editor

Operation = Set Attributes

Hidden

Indicate whether the file or directory is visible.

ReadOnly

Indicate whether the file is read-only.

Archive

Indicate whether the file or directory is ready for archiving.

System

Indicate whether the file is an operating system file.

Operation = Create directory

UseDirectoryIfExists

Indicates whether the Create directory operation uses an existing directory with the specified name instead of creating a new directory.

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