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Input File

GenericKnimeNodes version 1.0.0.v202011301540 by Freie Universitaet Berlin, Universitaet Tuebingen, and the GenericWorkflowNodes Team

With this node you can locate a file on your file system that can serve as input for another Generic Knime Node. This is different from "File Reader", in the sense that the file is not read into an internal KNIME Table, but stays on your file system.


Selected File
Specifies the full name (including its directory) of the file.
File extension (override)
By default, Input File will determine the file type by the extension of the file, but this behavior can be overridden (e.g. in case of a custom file extension but known file type). In that case, you can provide the extension for the file type you want the file to be interpreted as.

Output Ports

selected file file


First lines of file
View the first 50 lines of the selected file

Best Friends (Incoming)

Best Friends (Outgoing)



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