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Topic Title: counting files in a folder
Topic Summary: I need to count file in a folder but only a specific type
Created On: 06/09/2015 09:29 AM
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 06/09/2015 09:29 AM
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Journeyman (50-99)

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I have a file folder, and I need to count the number of .txt files within it.  There may be files with other extensions, I do not want to count those.  Then I need to rename the .txt files to processing.  I think I can rename all of them at one time.  Anyway,  here is what I am doing.  I cannot get it to count only the .txt files.  I've tried excluding, but it ignores anything I put in there.  How can I only count files with a certain extension?

<AMSET VARIABLENAME="VarSource">\\\doitbest\data\vbn0350\Invoices\</AMSET>



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AutoMate BPA Server 9 version: 9.0.5
Windows version: Windows Server 2012 R2
 06/09/2015 12:56 PM
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Alex Escalante

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Hello Mary,

I would recommend using Get Information Activity from the File System action. You can populate a dataset that will contain all of the files within the folder and you can also get the total number of files in the folder by referencing dataset.totalrows. See the attached code as an example.

The attached code gets the total number of files in the c:\test folder and then loops the dataset that contains the file names of all files in the test folder.

You can use the exclude mask within the "get information" activity to exclude the files you don't want to be included or you can use a wildcard to include the files you want when choosing the folder path. For example c:\test\*.txt

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