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Support for calling scripts following completion of transfer

The sender of a file can specify a script to call once the file transfer is complete. There are customers that will not implement this. How about a way for the receiver to specify a script to call once the transfer is completed.

  • Guest
  • Nov 10 2021
  • Functionality already exists
What is your industry? Financial Markets
How will this idea be used?

I need a method to move a file when the NDM transfer is completed to another directory - which is typically an internal ftp process picking up the file. If NDM is dropping a file into the same directory that an ftp process is picking up the file, I could get a partial file and not the complete file.

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    Chris Sanders commented
    27 Dec, 2021 07:27pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it and see that you'd like the ability to call an external script after the successful completion of a copy step.

    There are a few ways that this could be done. The first would be to insert a Run Task or Job into the process that is sending this file to your C:D server. This would call the external program to do whatever actions you've coded on the successful copy completion. If you don't have the ability to edit the process itself you could also handle this as a separate activity. This would likely involve having File Agent watch the receive directory for the file you're receiving. It could then call your own C:D process to trigger your script via Run Task/Job.

    If you have questions about these capabilities I'd suggest opening a case with our support organization who can likely provide guidance. Since there are ways to perform this activity currently I will go ahead and close out this enhancement request, but please don't hesitate to use the system if you run across other ideas we should consider.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Product Manager

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