set text file


Write text to a file.


file name
Full path of target file.
Text to be written to the file.
(Optional) Type of action to be taken.
Allowable values:
(Default) Create a new file and write the text to that file.
Append the text to the current contents of an existing file.

Valid contexts

This action may be used within the following project items: test modules and user-defined actions.


  • Observe the following format for the file path:
    • Windows platform: Use backward slashes as separators for the path.
    • Linux platform: Use forward slashes as separators for the path. (Note that network paths are not supported.)
  • Note that this built-in action is not currently supported on macOS or mobile platforms.
  • This built-in action supports files with extension: .txt, .log, .dat.
  • type argument:
    • If the specified value is new, but the file already exists, TestArchitect automatically overwrites the existing file with the new file.
    • If the specified value is append, but the file does not exist, TestArchitect automatically creates a new file and writes the text to the newly created file.
  • This action supports the <ignore> modifier. If the string <ignore> is present as the value of any of the arguments, or any argument contains an expression that evaluates to <ignore>, the action is skipped during execution.

Applicable Built-In Settings

The following settings are applicable to this action: remove double quotes from cells.


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