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Start and stop a file listener manually

A file listener runs at a defined frequency according to the run schedule. If you do not want to run the file listener on a pre defined schedule, you can start or stop a file listener manually.
A file listener listens to files on a defined location from the start time until the end time when you schedule a file listener run.
Consider the following file listener behavior when you start and stop a file listener manually:

Starting and stopping a file listener

You can start and stop a file listener from the Edit file listener component page or the Explore page using the Action menu. Perform the following steps to start or stop a file listener manually.
    1. In the Explore page, select one or more file listeners and click the Action menu. If you want to start all file listener, you can filter the file listener asset in the Explore page and click Select All.
    The Start and Stop buttons are enabled.
    If the file listener fails to start, a message with the failure details is displayed.
    2. Click Start.
    The file listeners validate the configuration and start listening to files defined in the file listener configuration rules.
    3. Click Stop to stop the file listener. If you want to stop all file listener, you can filter the file listener asset in the Explore page and click Select All. If the file listener fails to stop, a message with the failure details is displayed.