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sftp client list service should have configurable parameter to list the number of files.

In certain customer sites, The file count that need to be picked up using sftp client services range from 1 to 100,000 from partner's sftp server. When we use the sftp client list service to list the files (when the file count is at max range) then the size of the processdata becomes huge and every step which is going to be persisted in the Database will definitely increase the size of the DB. Sometimes we have observed that the BP manages to pull few thousands and then goes on to halting state, does not recover to pull the remaining files. To avoid the DB size increase and BP not managing to pull all the files.


We should have a parameter at sftp client list service and based on this parameter number, sftp client list service should return only those many file' details onto processdata. That means we can control the number of files that needs to be listed by the list service.


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  • Feb 8 2022
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Professional Services
How will this idea be used?

This idea will definitely reduce the effort that a customer will put in designing the file pick-up process and also plan the schedule files pick-up in better way.

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