Passing File Path Inputted into Create Form (form designer) to variable

Hi everyone, I’m kind of new to RPA and coding (meaning I may not fully understand answers in code but I will try), and would appreciate any advice and explanation for the following issue! :slight_smile:

Currently, I’m trying to extract the file path selected from the Form Designer and save it into a variable so that I can use it to open a file (in the Excel Application Activity or Open Application) later on.

I have tried using the Forms Field Collection as well as variables/arguments to try and capture the indicated file path but have not managed so.
I’m also considering watching some videos and trying out the Deserialise JSON activity to try and get the file path.

Once again, I’d appreciate any advice available.
Thanks for taking the time to look at this! :smiley:

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Hi @kelly,
Welcome to the Community!
You are very close :slight_smile: You element with path have it’s own name right. You need to assign it as an output argument for fields collection exactly.

You can try to work with In/Out direction to test it :slight_smile:

Alright, thank you @Pablito ! I think I just had to ensure that the VB expression field in the fields collection was the same as my variable. Perhaps I also had too many variables causing confusion as I had one as a variable and one as an argument…

So it would be something like this. :slight_smile:

Once again thanks!

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Exactly! You got it right! :slight_smile: I’m glad that I could help you.

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