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Event Process Objects Overview

A process object is a set of structured data that enables you to handle data sent to or returned from a service.
Process Designer generates process objects based on the event sources and event targets defined for each connection. These process objects are available in processes that access the connection.
The Event Source process objects act as start events that monitor a queue or file system and trigger file operations. After you publish an event source, the connector begins to monitor the specified directory. When the connector detects a new file, its parses the contents and converts them to a process object, then sends the process object to the process(es) listening for these events.
Note: By default, a connection begins to generate events as soon as you publish the connection, even if no published processes have started to monitor the directory. You can use the Initial Delay setting to postpone the start time for monitoring.
The Event Target process objects act as event services you can use to generate content in a specific format. After you publish an event target, you can invoke it from a process in Process Designer. An event target is sometimes called an event service.