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Hi All,

I am facing issue using wait_for_file function, my requirement is in my source file path C:\FTP\PROD_20150314.csv  & PROD_20150314.csv two files having same name with different time factor. When I start  job want to take only one file that is latest one need to be process. How to set this option in wait_for_file function. currently I am using this pattern.

Substitution Param:


$$Filepath = ‘C:\FTP’

$$Filename = ‘PRODUCT_*.csv’  (i.e. PRODUCT_20150314.csv)



$PATH  ='[$$Filepath]’;

$Filename = ‘[$$Filename]’;

wait_for_file(‘[$PATH]’\\'[$Filename]’, 0, 0, 1, $filestat);

$filestat = replace_substr($filestat,’/’,’\\’);

What changes is required to get latest file from the path.

Thanks in Advance…!!!!



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  1. Former Member


    You can apply following logic.

    First get all the file name into single table using wait for file function.

    Now after getting all the file names onto single table;apply rank according to descending order of timestamp of file.

    now in script, you can write logic to get file having maximum timestamp.

    Var:= Select filename from table where rank=1;

    Now in BODS , you can get file with the help of Var as file name;

    I think you got the solution.




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