Every file we create on our computers has its own set of attributes that describe it. These attributes are usually unique to each file type apart from quite common attributes like the created date and modified date.
Why worry about these attributes?
These attributes come in handy when we are working on file system-based automation solutions. It provides an activity that can easily access and retrieve all the properties of any given file. This activity will not only provide the standard and common attributes but will also look for the extended attributes that are unique to each file type. For example, mp4 files have lots of unique attributes like bit rate, frame size, video length, directors, etc.
This activity pack provides all that information in a Dictionary<String>, <String> format. The activity will look for every attribute of a given file type and validate whether those attributes have any defined values. The attributes that don’t have any defined value will be excluded from the output it generates. Every attribute that has a defined value will be added to a Dictionary type and will be returned to a user.
Input: File path: Provide the file path of the file you need to extract metadata from.
Output: Extracted Data (Dictionary<String>,<String>): All the extracted metadata will be returned in this format. The attribute name will be described in the Key of the dictionary and its value will be under the value segment of the dictionary.