Path to String

This node converts a path column into a column of type string.

More information about file handling in KNIME can be found in the official File Handling Guide.


Column selection
The Path column that will be converted to a String column.
  • Append column: Append the new column to the table with the selected column name.
  • Replace: Replace the selected column with the new String column.
Create KNIME URL for 'Relative to' and 'Mountpoint' file systems
This option is only relevant for paths with the Relative to workflow data area, Relative to workflow, Relative to mountpoint or Mountpoint file system. If checked, a String is created that contains a KNIME URL. Such a KNIME URL starts with "knime://" and can be used to e.g. control legacy reader nodes via flow variables. If unchecked, a String is created that contains solely the path, i.e. without the knime protocol and hostname. Such a String can e.g. be used for manipulations and converted back to a Path using the String to Path node.

Input Ports

Table that contains a Path column.

Output Ports

The input table containing the converted column.


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