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Read Binary File#

The Read Binary File node is used to read a file from the host machine that runs Workflow².

Keep in mind

  1. If you are running Doc² in Docker, your command will run on the Doc² container and not the Docker host.
  1. This node will look for files relative to the Doc² install path. It is recommended to use absolute file paths to prevent any errors.

Node Reference#

  1. File Path field: This field specifies the path to the file.
  2. Property Name field: Name of the binary property to which to write the data of the read file.

Example Usage#

This workflow allows you to read a file from the host machine using the Read Binary File node. You can also find the workflow on the website. This example usage workflow would use the following two nodes. - Start - Read Binary File

The final workflow should look like the following image.

A workflow with the Read Binary File node

1. Start node#

The start node exists by default when you create a new workflow.

2. Read Binary File node#

  1. Enter the path to the file you want to read in the File Path field.
  2. Click on Execute Node to run the workflow.