Copy Files activity

An activity that copies one or more files from one SharePoint folder or library to another SharePoint folder or library.



Configure the Copy Files activity

To configure the Copy Files activity, do the procedure in this topic.

Good to Know

  • In most text fields, you can use process data variables as an alternative to literal data values.
  • You can configure whether this activity waits for other activities before it runs.

    For more information, refer to How Do I Configure an Activity to Wait for Other Incoming Activities?

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How to Start

  1. On the Application Explorer screen, do one of these:
  2. Do one of these:
    • Add an activity:
      1. In the Process Builder, go to the Activity Library, and open the SharePoint SharePoint icon tab.
      2. On the SharePoint SharePoint icon tab, drag the Copy Files Copy Files icon activity onto your process.
    • Change an activity:
      1. In your process, double-click your activity.

Procedure

  1. Complete the fields on the General Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Configure General Options for a System Activity.

  2. Click Copy File Source Configuration Copy File Source Configuration icon.
  3. Configure your source location on the Copy Files Source Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Copy Files from SharePoint Source Site.

  4. Click Copy File Target Configuration Copy File Target Configuration icon.
  5. Configure your target location on the Copy Files Target Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Copy Files to SharePoint Target Site.

  6. (Optional) Click Advanced Advanced icon > E-mail Notifications E-mail Notifications icon.

    For more information, refer to Configure E-mail Notifications for Any Activity.

General Configuration

Specifies the common information for a system activity.

Screen



Fields

Field Name Definition

Display Name

Function:
Specifies the activity name that shows in your process.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
Refer to:

Description

Function:
Specifies an optional text description for your activity.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Copy Files Source Configuration

Specifies the original, or source, location where your files are stored on SharePoint.

Screen



Fields

Field Name Definition

SharePoint

Function:
Specifies the access token that connects to your SharePoint site.
Accepted Values:
A list of access tokens configured for your environment.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
Refer to:
Limitations:
  • OAuth 2.0 authentication is not supported for this activity.

Add Token Add Token icon

Opens this Screen:
Access Token for SharePoint
Function of this Screen:
Configure an access token to connect to SharePoint.

Site

Function:
Specifies the URL for your SharePoint site.
Accepted Values:
A valid SharePoint site URL
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes
Example:

Library

Function:
Specifies the name for the new document library.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes

Folder

Function:
Specifies the name of your SharePoint folder.
Accepted Values:
The name of your SharePoint folder

If the folder does not exist within the specified SharePoint list, the AgilePoint system creates it.

Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes

File Name/Filter

Function:
Specifies the file name or a set of files expressed with the filter expression to search within the specified source location.
Accepted Values:
  • File Name - Specifies the name of the file in your storage source location.
  • Filter - Specifies a file name or a filter string that uses asterisks (*) as wildcards.
Default Value:
Filter
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes
Example:
These are some examples of filter expressions:
  • *.* - All files are searched.
  • *.txt - The files that have the .txt file extension are searched.
  • *.pdf - The files that have the .pdf file extension are searched.
  • MyFile.* - All files start with MyFile are searched.
  • *[part of file name]* - All files that contain the specified part of file name are searched.
  • *.xml - The files that have the .xml file extension are searched.
  • *.doc - The files that have the .doc file extension are searched.
  • MyFile.xml - Only the specific file MyFile.xml is searched.

The filter action is done at the source location specified in the activity.

Recursive

Function:
Specifies if the activity's action — such as copy, upload, or delete — is recursive. In other words, it specifies if the activity does the action again in the subfolders of the target location
Accepted Values:
  • Deselected - The activity does the action only on the files in the specified source folder. There is no effect on files in subfolders.
  • Selected - The activity does the action on the files in the specified source folder, as well as the files in the subfolders.
Default Value:
Deselected

Copy Files Target Configuration

Specifies the SharePoint target, or destination, location to place your files.

Screen



Fields

Field Name Definition

SharePoint

Function:
Specifies the access token that connects to your SharePoint site.
Accepted Values:
A list of access tokens configured for your environment.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
Refer to:
Limitations:
  • OAuth 2.0 authentication is not supported for this activity.

Add Token Add Token icon

Opens this Screen:
Access Token for SharePoint
Function of this Screen:
Configure an access token to connect to SharePoint.

Site

Function:
Specifies the URL for your SharePoint site.
Accepted Values:
A valid SharePoint site URL
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes
Example:

Library

Function:
Specifies the name for the new document library.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes

Folder

Function:
Specifies the name of your SharePoint folder.
Accepted Values:
The name of your SharePoint folder

If the folder does not exist within the specified SharePoint list, the AgilePoint system creates it.

Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes

Overwrite File

Function:
Specifies if the activity replaces the file if it already exist with the same name at the specified target location.
Accepted Values:
  • Selected - The activity replaces the file if it exists with the same name at the target location.
  • Deselected - The activity saves the file with a different name.
Default Value:
Selected

Store Response in Process Attribute

Function:
Specifies a process data variable that stores the copied files.
Accepted Values:
A process data variable.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes