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 +====== Combine Files ======
 +This action will let you allow you to query a set of [[Record|records]] and from them choose a [[Field Type - File Attachment|File Attachment]] Field that contains a file.  It will then merge those files into a single new file of the selected type.
 +===== Explanation =====
 +Combine Files let's you query one or more records and combine files from those records into new, merged files. ​ The available file extensions you may choose from are PDF, XLSX, Zip, GZipped Tar, and Tar.  For a PDF file, only other PDF files will be processed, producing a single file of all the documents compiled. ​ For an XLSX file creates an Excel Spreadsheet and writes each comma separated value (csv) files onto a separate worksheet. ​ The Zip, GZipped Tar, and Tar options all work similarly in that they compress all files found in the selected format.
  
 +===== Settings =====
 +
 +==== What type of file will be produced? ====
 +Select the type of file that will be produced.
 +
 +==== Where are the files to combine located? ====
 +Query a set of records and select a File Attachment Field that contains the files to combine into a single file.
 +
 +==== Where should the new file be stored? ====
 +Query a record and select a File Attachment field where the combined file will be stored.
 +
 +==== What should the new file be called? ====
 +Use this expression to define a file name for the new file.
 +
 +==== Describe this action ====
 +Useful as a comment, this description will overwrite the automatically generated description in the [[Action Manager|Action Manager]].
 +
 +==== Queue this action and children ====
 +When an action is [[Action Queue|queued]],​ the subsequent actions continue to process without it. Meanwhile, the queued action and its children process separately. Queue actions that you don't want a user to wait for.
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