Set Attributes Action
<AMSETATTRIBUTES SOURCE="text" SUBFOLDERS="yes/no" ISNEWERTHAN="date" ISOLDERTHAN="date" ATTRIBUTES="text (+/-RASH combination)" ATTRFILTER="text (+/-RASH combination)" EXCLUDE="text" RESULTDATASET="text" />
Sets the attributes of the selected files to the specified attribute mask.
Used to set the attributes of one or more files.
Specifies the files that should be affected by the attribute change. This can be a fully qualified path and file name (preferred) or a file name only (requires use of the Change Folder action). Wildcard characters (* or ?) may be used to specify files matching a certain mask. Multiple file and/or file masks may be specified by separating the entries with a pipe symbol (|).
Specifies the attribute combination that the files should be changed to reflect.
In Visual mode simply select from the drop-down lists. In AML mode, use the RASH attribute system as outlined below.
+ is Turn On
- is Turn Off
R - Read-Only
A - Archive
S - System
H - Hidden
Use +R to turn on the read-only attribute and - R to turn it off. Not specifying R as a part of the text would ignore it.
Use +A to turn on the archive attribute and - A to turn it off. Not specifying A as a part of the text would ignore it.
To change several attributes in a single pass, simply put them together:
+R-A-S+H would turn on the read-only and hidden attributes and turn off archive and system.
+R+S+H would turn on the read-only, hidden, and system attributes. Archive would be left as is.
Specifies the name of a dataset to be created and populated with the result. In addition to the standard dataset fields, the dataset will contain the following:
Source: the path and file name of the source file
Destination: the path and file name of the destination file
result of the action
Message: textual information about the result
When set to YES, specifies that, if present, subfolders should be searched for files matching the mask specified in the Source [SOURCE] parameter.
Causes the action not to affect files matching the masks specified. Filenames or wildcard masks may be used. Multiple entries may be specified by separating them with a pipe symbol (|), for example: *.txt|*.bak
Causes the action to only affect files if the source is newer than the date/time specified. If this parameter is left blank or not included, the date of the files will be ignored (unless limited by the Only if older than [ISOLDERTHAN] parameter).
Causes the action to only affect files if the source is older than the date/time specified. If this parameter is left blank or not included, the date of the files will be ignored (unless limited by the Only if newer than [ISNEWERTHAN] parameter).
This group of settings causes the action to filter which files are affected by the attribute change based on the original attribute settings of the source files.
In visual mode, a group of controls are provided to assist in the selection of this parameter. In AML mode, a single text item must be specified that contains the original attribute mask of the files you wish to affect.
This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.
More on setting custom step description
This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.
More on Error Handling Options
All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.
More on variables
More on expressions
More on the expression builder
NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.
<AMSETATTRIBUTES SOURCE="c:\myfile.txt" ATTRIBUTES="+s" />
<AMSETATTRIBUTES SOURCE="C:\SourceFolder\*.*" SUBFOLDERS="YES" ISOLDERTHAN="%DateSerial(2007,02,26) + TimeSerial(23,41,46)%" ATTRIBUTES="+a" ATTRFILTER="-s-h" EXCLUDE="*.pri" RESULTDATASET="SetAttrDataset" />