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Open Readable File Stream
Use this action to read a block of bytes in a file stream.
Using the Open Readable File Stream Action
To use this action in your workflow, connect it to ThingWorx Flow. To connect to the flow, do the following:
1. Click and drag the Open Readable File Stream action under the File utility to the canvas, place the pointer on the action, and then click or double-click the action. The Open Readable File Stream action window opens.
2. Edit the label name, if needed. By default, the label name is same as the action name.
3. In the File Path field, enter the path of the file to perform the read operation. The path targeting the parent directory is not allowed.
4. Select the encoding type from the Encoding list to apply to the file.
5. In the Start (Byte) field, enter the start byte from where to append the stream.
6. In the Stop (Byte) field, specify the byte of the file where the read should stop.
7. Click Done.
Output Schema
The Open Readable File Stream action returns an output schema as shown in the figure that follows: