Select Multiple Files

Custom Activity

Custom Activity

Updated: October 16th, 2020

Published: February 28th, 2020

Downloads: 14

Industry: cross-industry

Language compatibility: Visual Basic

Tags: attended

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Select Multiple Files

Custom Activity


Select multiple files from a window pop up and obtain the result in a DataTable with one dataColumn named 'File' that will have the absolute paths of the selected files

The default UiPath activity Select File only lets you select one file and then passes the path of the selected file to a String in the output.

This activity as its name states, allows you to select multiple files.

Once the custom activity is placed the process it will show a Windows Explorer pop up where you can select one or a multitude of files freely.

To select multiple files you can use the mouse or CTRL+click or Shift+Click much like selecting in an ordinary scenario.

The output of this activity will be a datatable that will contain all of the selected files under a column named File, you can then loop through each file path.



Attended robots that work hand in hand with humans are always beneficial to users.
This activity can help in any case where the input files should be provided by a user, and the rest of the process is going to be executed by the robot.


UiPath Studio 18.4+




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