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Subject How to prevent transferring incomplete files
Date   01/19/2006
Message Hello,

We are using automize to transfer files from a FTP server to the hot folder of a specific application. The files are sent trough FTP by external partner to this FTP server. Automize monitor the destination folder of this FTP server and when a file arrive it moves this file by FTP to the hotfolder.

Partner ----(FTP transfer 1) -----> FTP server destination folder --------- (Automize task - FTP transfert 2) -----> Hot Folder

It works with most of our partner, but with one of them the file is transfered before the FTP transfer 1 is completed. The files is incomplete.

We can not use time criteria (if the file is older than xx minutes), because this operation needs to be quick, and because all the server involved in this process are not at the same time.

Is there a way that Automize check if the file is complete before to move it ?

Thank you.

Reply1 Hi Pierre,

Thanks for using Automize. Unfortunately, apart from setting a limit on the modification time there is not much that can be done. There is no option currently to detect if the file is locked or in use via ftp.

-- Sincerely, Melvin Desilva Hitek Software