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gerald hanford · Apr 5

How can I tell when a business service has finished reading a file

Hello Community,

I am still pretty new to Ensemble, Cashé, or ObjectScript. My question is this how can I tell when a file was finished and read fully? Currently, I have an EnsLib.FilePassthroughService reads a file from a designated file path and moves it to an archive file path. I need to set up an alert or a notification that can tell me once the file has been read in its entirety and has been moved out of its current file path.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated, or if you need further clarification I can do my best to answer any question you have. Thank you. 

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After the service reads the file it will send a message containing the file contents to whatever Business Process you've set as it's target. Your business process or router could send a notification message wherever needed.

Thank you for your response, how might I get the Business Process to send a notification? I am still pretty new to Ensemble. 

This section in the docs discusses business processes and routers. You could use either one -- routing rules tend to be faster/easier to create.

Basically, your business process or routing rule would create a notification message and send it to a business operation. The process/router could construct the notification message directly or could call a data transformation that would create the notification message.

The operation would send the notification to an external system. One example would be to use an email operation to send the notification to an email server.

Our online learning portal also has some courses that cover these topics:

Integration Architecture
https://learning.intersystems.com/course/view.php?id=908

Building a Message Router
https://learning.intersystems.com/enrol/index.php?id=1745

Building BPL Business Processes
https://learning.intersystems.com/enrol/index.php?id=1290

Data Transformations Basics
https://learning.intersystems.com/course/view.php?id=1170