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Status Not under consideration
Categories Adapters
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 19, 2021

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.

What is your industry? Other
How will this idea be used?

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.

  • Guest
    Jun 10, 2021

    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.

  • Guest
    Mar 18, 2021

    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
    Jan 28, 2021

    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.

  • Guest
    Jan 28, 2021

    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?