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Add an option to the file adapter to alter cardsetting TargetRule::Target::Transaction

Currently one is dependent on the outputcard setting if a file is created or not.

It's not possible to pass a parameter/setting to make sure a file is only CreateOnContent, resulting in zero-byte files if the setting is Create.

The same applies to using a PUT FILE.

The other options (Retry and Verification) ARE implemented.

  • Guest
  • Jan 19 2021
  • Not under consideration
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We run mappings based on an external configuration.

So it would help us to control/force this setting from the outside regardless of what has been defined in the card itself.

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    10 Jun 03:22pm

    We've determined that implementation of this feature would not be feasible in the 18 month horizon we reference for features. The best alternative is to use run maps to achieve this result.

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    18 Mar 03:55pm

    Richard, because it appears you are getting zero-byte output, we're not sure this if this is a support incident or not. Please open a support ticket and reference this Aha item (ITX-I-200). Please include a simple example and any relevent maps.

  • Guest commented
    28 Jan 04:42pm

    Hi Luke,


    Yes it's about being able to override this setting via command-line.

    If you're calling a map you don't always know if the result is going to be zero bytes.

    So if the map has "Create" set it just creates a zero-byte file.

    I'd like to be able to overrule whatever is set in the mapping.


    What happens in practice is that a map is being build and tested with file+create.

    When it's done and the adapter is set to Sink then when you override the adapter it takes the value as used with File.

    Since other parameters like retry are 'overrulable' this would be an obvious amendment.

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    28 Jan 04:31pm

    For PUT-FILE, the rule should be wrapped to ensure the file is non-zero before the PUT is processed. For overriding a CREATE with CreateOnContent dynamically, are you using a command line override?

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