Use the File Listener Activity to listen to an external file storage system to determine whether a certain file exists. You can start or resume a dynamic workflow when a new file is saved to a specific location by using the file object in other workflow stages. Use the Get File Activity to import the file to Cora SeQuence.
- Make sure the JES user has permission to start the workflow.
- Make sure the credentials that you specified in the connection are valid.
- The listener is executed in intervals, not at the moment a file is added to a folder.
When you define a job for the File Listener Activity, there are several configuration sections.
- Advanced Options
IMPORTANT: You must select the Job is enabled checkbox for the File Listener Activity to execute.
Command Tab Parameters
|Connection to File Storage||Define a Connection to an External Storage System. The limitations and restrictions for the storage system you select also apply when you define this activity. For example, if the storage system supports forward slash (/) path separators, you can only use forward slashes when defining paths.|
|Duplicate Detection Method||Defines how Sequence detects duplicate files.|
Defines the job execution schedule, including start, stop, repetition pattern, delayed start, and more.
When you copy or create a new version of a workflow that contains an File Listener activity, you need to delete the File Listener activity in the new workflow, and then set it up again.
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