Get Lines

 

Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

The Get Lines activity gets multiple lines from a text file according to criteria that you specify. You can use the Get Lines activity to get specific lines from any location in a text file.

This activity replaces functionality in the Manage Text File legacy activity from Opalis 6.3.

Before you configure the Get Lines activity, you need to determine the following:

  • The name of the file you want to get lines from.

  • The encoding type that the file you want to get the lines from uses.

  • The criteria you use to filter the lines.

Use the following information to configure the Get Lines activity.

Details Tab

SettingsConfiguration Instructions
FileType the path and name of the file that you want to get the text from, or click the ellipsis button (...) and browse for it.
File encodingClick the ellipsis button (...) and select the format that the file is encoded in from the File encoding drop-down list. Verify that you select the correct encoding format. If the file uses a different encoding format, the activity fails.
LinesClick Add to open the Add Line dialog box and create filters for the lines that you want to get from the file:

 Name: Search for lines by their name.

 Range: Search for lines by their range.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.

ItemDescription
File pathThe filename and path of the file that the lines were taken from.
File encodingThe file encoding format that you selected in the File encoding field.
#Name# line textFor each item that you add in the lines list of the dialog, a new published data item is created. This item displays the line text of each item in the Lines list. #Name# represents the name that you assigned in the Name field.
#Name# line numbersFor each item that you add in the Lines list of the dialog, a new published data item is created. This item displays the line numbers where text was found from each item in the Lines list. #Name# represents the name that you assigned in the Name field.
Total Number of Lines in the Ranges SpecifiedThe total number of lines that were found in the ranges that were specified.
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