Send to File System

Sends a file to a cloud file system.

Command availability: IBM RPA SaaS and IBM RPA on premises

Script syntax

IBM RPA's proprietary script language has a syntax similar to other programming languages. The script syntax defines the command's syntax in the script file. You can work with this syntax in IBM RPA Studio's Script mode.

uploadStorage --fileSystem(FileSystem) --source(String) --target(String)


Input parameters

The following table displays the list of input parameters available in this command. In the table, you can see the parameter name when working in IBM RPA Studio's Script mode and its Designer mode equivalent label.

Designer mode label Script mode name Required Accepted variable types Description
File System fileSystem Required File System Connection variable to a file system. If nothing is specified in this parameter, the operating system's local file system is used by default.
Source source Required Text Enter the full file path, including the file extension to be sent.
Target target Required Text Enter the full destination file path to save the file.


Example 1:
This example uploads a PDF file to the books folder on the target storage provider.

defVar --name drive --type FileSystem
defVar --name books --type String
googleDriveConnect --name googleDrive drive=value
createDir --path "/books" --fileSystem ${drive} books=value
uploadStorage --fileSystem ${drive} --source "C:\\Users\\UserName\\Documents\\name_of_the_book.pdf" --target "${books}/book.pdf"

Example 2:
This example gets many PDF files from the "My Documents" folder and uploads them to the target storage provider.

defVar --name drive --type FileSystem
defVar --name files --type List --innertype String
defVar --name myDocs --type String
defVar --name file --type String
defVar --name filename --type String
dropboxConnect --name dropbox drive=value
getSpecialFolder --folder "MyDocuments" myDocs=value
// Gets PDF files from the My Documents folder
getFiles --path "${myDocs}" --recursive  --filemask "*.pdf" files=value
foreach --collection "${files}" --variable "${file}"
	// Gets the filename to use in the Target parameter
  getFileInfo --path "${file}" filename=name
  // Uploads the current file to the storage provider
	uploadStorage --fileSystem ${drive} --source "${file}" --target "/pdfs/${filename}"
	logMessage --message "Uploading ${file}" --type "Info"
Note:You must provide a valid connection to the storage provider.


  • For Microsoft™ OneDrive, use only forward slash (/) to separate paths. For other providers, you might need to use slash (/) or escaped forward slash (\/).
  • For Microsoft™ OneDrive, fill the Target and Source parameters using the full path to the file.