tCreateTemporaryFile properties - 6.1

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tCreateTemporaryFile creates and manages temporary files.


tCreateTemporaryFile helps to create a temporary file in a specified directory. This component allows you to either keep the temporary file or delete it after the Job execution.

Basic settings

Remove file when execution is over

Select this check box to delete the temporary file after the Job execution.


Use default temporary system directory

Select this check box to create the file in the default system temporary directory.



Specify the directory under which the temporary file will be created.

This field is available only when the Use default temporary system directory check box is cleared.



Enter the temporary file name which should contain the characters XXXX, such as talend_XXXX.



Enter the filename extension of the temporary file.


This component can be used as a standalone component of a Job or Subjob.

Global Variables

FILEPATH: the path where the file was created. This is an After variable and it returns a string.

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl + Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.


Outgoing links (from this component to another):

Trigger: On Subjob Ok; On Subjob Error; Run if; On Component Ok; On Component Error.

Incoming links (from one component to this one):

Row: Iterate.

Trigger: Run if; On Subjob Ok; On Subjob Error; On component Ok; On Component Error; Synchronize; Parallelize.

For further information regarding connections, see Talend Studio User Guide.


If you are using a subscription-based version of the Studio, the activity of this component can be logged using the log4j feature. For more information on this feature, see Talend Studio User Guide.

For more information on the log4j logging levels, see the Apache documentation at