File Read activity The File Read activity reads a file on a Linux or UNIX computer. Input variables Note: This activity replaces an SSH activity by the same name available in releases prior to Geneva. If you have a workflow created in a previous version that uses the deprecated activity, your workflow will continue to work normally after upgrading to Geneva. However, all new workflows must use the custom version of this activity. This activity was built with the SSH activity designer, which gives workflow administrators the ability to store input and output variables in the databus. To access this activity in the workflow editor, select the Custom tab, and then navigate to Custom Activities > Global > Orchestration - SSH. Table 1. File read input variables Input variable Description Hostname Hostname or IP address of the destination server for SSH activity. Directory Name of the working directory. File The name of the file to read. Output variables Table 2. File read output variables Output variable Description contents Content of the file to read. result Either success or failure. errorMessage The executionResult.errorMessages from the Activity designer parsing sources. Conditions Table 3. File Read conditions Condition Description Success Activity successfully read the contents of the specified file. Failure Activity could not read the contents of the specified file.