· Aug 20, 2019

Adding a header line to a file

I have set up a process to produce a daily file to be submitted to another system and this is working (using EnsLib.RecordMap.Operation.FileOperation).  However, the file needs to have a header line added each time it is created so it can be processed by the down stream system.  Looking though EnsLib.RecordMap.Operation.FileOperation and EnsLib.File.OutboundAdapter, I can't see where I can do this easily.  Any suggestions?


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Hi Leon,

You're actually looking to create a batch, with a batch header for your file output.

To do this you'll need to define a batch class in your RecordMap, and in that class define your header (I'm assuming it's a fixed header, like field names).

You'll then want to use EnsLib.RecordMap.Operation.BatchFileOperation (or BatchFTPOperation) to deliver the batches. There are a few ways to trigger the batch rollover; a schedule, a record limit, or a Batch Rollover Request depending on your needs.