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Creating a FileIo Connection

To use FileIo Connector in synchronization task, you must create a connection in Data Integration.
You can configure a connection on the Connections page or in a wizard as you configure a task.
    1. On the Connections page, click New Connection to create a connection.
    The New Connection page appears.
    The following image shows the Connection page:
    2. Specify the following details.
    Connection Property
    Connection Name
    Enter a unique name for the connection.
    Provide a relevant description for the connection.
    Select FileIo from the list.
    Secure Agent
    Select the appropriate secure agent from the list.
    Parent Directory
    Enter the parent directory path. The parent directory is the folder that contains the files to perform read and write operations. The parent directory must contain an .infaccess empty file.
    Create a folder within the parent directory with any name other than inprocess, success, and error. For example, you can create a read, write, or test folder. The empty file will be listed as objects when you select this connection as source or target in the task.
    Process File Content As
    Select the required option from the list of available options to process the file content. The following file processing options are available:
    • - Binary: When you select Binary, you must map FileContentAsBinary in the Field Mapping tab of the synchronization task.
    • - base64 encoded string: By default this option is selected. When you select this option, you must map FileContentAsBase64String in the Field Mapping tab of the synchronization task.
    Overwrite Target Files
    Check the box to enable overwrite target files. Otherwise the file containing same names will be created in the incrementing naming order using a counter. For example, when you do not enable overwrite target file option, the existing file ABCD will not be overwritten. Instead a new file ABCD(1) will be created.
    Auto Archive Source Files
    Check the box to enable automatic archiving of source files. This option allows you to move the files from source directory after the file is processed.
    In Process Directory
    Mention the directory path to be used for file processing. By default, parent directory is considered.
    Success Directory
    Mention the directory path where the files will be moved after processing. By default, parent directory is considered. Mention the success directory path only when Auto Archive Source Files option is enabled.
    Error Directory
    Mention the error directory path. When they are issues/errors in file processing. Such files are moved to error directory.
    3. Click Save to save the connection.
    You should test the connection before you save the connection details. You can click Test Connection to verify if the connection is successful.