File Exists


Use the File exists action to verify that a specified file exists on the server on which Hop is running. You must provide the file name. Hop returns a True or False value depending on whether or not the file exists. The File Exists workflow action can be an easy integration point with other systems. For example, suppose you have a three-part data warehouse load process. The first part runs in PERL. You have batch scripts that accesses data from a remote location, performs first-level row processing, and outputs the data to a specified directory. You do not want to start the workflow until this is done, so you put the workflow on a scheduler. As soon as the task is complete, the file is placed in a well-known location so that the "file exists." That is the signal that launches the workflow for final processing.


Option Description

Workflow action name

The name of the workflow action. This name has to be unique in a single workflow.

Filename field

Specify the filename and path of the file to verify. Click Browse to navigate to the source file or folder through the VFS browser.

Result fieldname

The field containing the result.

Add filename to result

Adds the filename to the result.

Include file type

Adds the type of file.

File type field

The field containing the type of file.