File watching is used to automatically start jobs and job chains when files arrive in a specified folder. File watching is performed on the JobScheduler Master or any Agent.
Starting of jobs and job chains by file watching is analogous to starting through calendar/time events.
A file order is created for each file that arrives in the folder being watched and this order used to start a job in a job chain. Multiple folders can be watched and filters can be used (regular expressions) to specify the names of files that should be monitored.
The last stage of a file order requires that the file that originated the order is moved from the directory being watched. JobScheduler provides file sinks that would automatically move or remove files at the end of processing in a job chain.
File watching can be performed for incoming files
- on the JobScheduler Master
- on any JobScheduler Agent, see JobScheduler Universal Agent - Remote File Watching
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Directory Monitoring with File Orders (JobScheduler Reference Handbook)