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How do I use the Download tool to save temp files from a dynamic hyperlink?

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Asteroid

I built a workflow to isolate a hyperlink that leads to a zip file download. When I try connecting it to the Download tool it doesn't create a temp file of the zip.

 

Help please!

 

 

Nebula

Hi @helenjin1 

 

If you're downloading to temp file, the file location is given in the results window of the download tool

 

Tempfile.png

 

The file name has a tmp extension, so you'll have to change it to zip.

 

Dan

 

Asteroid

Thanks for the reply! How do I change it to a zip?

Nebula

@helenjin1 

 

You have to use Windows File explorer to rename it.  When you specify temp file in the download tool, you don't have any control over the output location or file name.  If you want to save it in a specific location with a specific name, use the download to blob and Blob Output technique that I showed you yesterday.

 

Dan 

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