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Import File.. Pre task

Russell Nash asked 2 years ago
Trying to figure out if there is a way to do this..
I have a import map but I’m logging it in sql with a pre import task.   So if I run the map and there is no file, the log starts & ends.   If I run the map waiting a file every X minutes, it’ll start the log file X times till the file is there.    Is there anyway to check for a file before running a map ?  This way my logging isn’t going crazy waiting for a file.    Or is there a better way to do this ?  thanks
russell nash answered 2 years ago
Ok I think I can solve this using the real time folder data source instead of scheduling.
This way it’ll only run when there is a file change.  
Russell Nash answered 2 years ago
So I think this is the way Ill go using the real time folder monitoring to determine if file exist.   How reliable is this service.. I know windows service sometime crashes, is there any way or any health checks on monitoring service or I’m on my own?  
I have done some if service crashes, restart/send email alerts..  just want to get a sense how involve it is.

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