Wait File




The Wait File job step is used to to ensure that no other applications have locks on a source file that would otherwise prevent further processing of the file.


This job step type extends basic job step functionality.  For details common to all job step types click here.


In addition to the common attributes shared by all job steps this job step type has the following attributes:


Wait Options tab:

File Name: The fully-qualified name of an existing file in the file system to wait for access.  File names are not checked until execution time so macros may be used.  If the macro yields a blank file name the job step will complete indicating success.

File Access: This macro command must yield a value of Read, Write, or ReadWrite indicating the type of access that is required to process the file.  While Read is enough to be able to read or copy the file you will need Write to alter it, move it, or delete it.

Max Wait: This is the maximum amount of time that the job step will wait to gain the requested File Access before the job step fails.

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