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Order of file processing with folder data source

Adrian Cooke asked 5 years ago
Hi
When processing files from a folder data source I want to process the files in the order in which they were written to the folder. I know smartconnect will process multiple files from a folder data source but in which order does it do this ?
Thanks
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Patrick Roth Staff answered 5 years ago


  • Adrian,
    On a folder datasource – SC reads all the files in a folder. Then it takes the contents of the entire files and processes them.  It processes the contents of the combined files in Key Field order.
    So there really isn’t a way to process the files in “placement order”.

Adrian Cooke replied 5 years ago

Thanks Patrick. All clear now

Patrick Roth Staff answered 5 years ago


  • Adrian,
    On a folder datasource – SC reads all the files in a folder. Then it takes the contents of the entire files and processes them.  It processes the contents of the combined files in Key Field order.
    So there really isn’t a way to process the files in “placement order”.


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