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Open file block

The open file block opens a file from a cloud storage provider. This block is needed to use the copy file block.

open file block

An open file block is commonly used in the following situations:

  • When you need to copy a file from a cloud storage location.
  • When you need to read a file from a cloud storage location.

Configuring an open file block

Configure the block to open a file.


The open file block is a read-only block. It requires an authenticated connector that can be a cloud storage provider or an HTTP connection.

Cloud storage connector

Select the connector from the drop-down menu and enter the path to the file.

Open file block inputs

open file block using Dropbox connection and showing path


Select the HTTP connector from the drop-down menu and enter a URL to the file. You can optionally add required headers and parameters that are used for the HTTP call.

Open file block inputs menu

Open file block using HTTP input showing URL


The Settings tab is where you choose what the block does if it encounters an error.

Block settings tab

General settings for all cloud storage blocks


The Connection tab is where you can authenticate your cloud storage provider. Once you select the storage provider on the Inputs tab, a Connect button appears here which opens up an authentication window. You must authenticate the connection to use this block.

Block connection tab

Check if file exists block with Connect your dropbox shown

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