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Make Directory TOP node

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This node creates a directory.



Use Upstream Index

When this toggle is enabled, the created directory’s name will be based on the upstream item’s node name and the work item index. The directory will be created in the PDG working directory.

Directory Name

Specifies the directory to create.


Work Item Generation

Whether this node generates static or dynamic work items. You should generally leave this set to "Automatic" unless you know the node’s work items can be computed statically, or that they need to be generated dynamically.


This node always creates dynamic work items: it waits until the upstream work items are known, and generates new work items from the upstream work items.


This node always creates static work items: it creates the number of work items it thinks it needs based on the parameters (and any upstream static items) before the network runs.


If the input is static (a static processor, or a partitioner with only static inputs, or a mapper), this node generates static work items, otherwise it generates dynamic work items.


example_top_makedir Example for Make Directory TOP node

This example demonstrates how to use Make Dir to create directories on the system.

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