Thanks for your response,
Is it possible to use commands from Dveloper User Guide in order to connecte on a server windows (I have a user and password) and read flat file.
Thanks in advance
Is your Informatica Server on Windows? If so, although I've never tested this, assuming you have permissions then it may be possible using something like psexec which is a Microsoft/SysInternals utility.
I don't know of any options to run windows commands from a Linux Server. Would it be possible to mount the Windows drive containing the file on your Unix machine. You could then just cd to the mount point and read the file. Below is an example of how to do this from Linux.
Procedure to mount remote windows partition (NAS share)
1) Make sure you have following information:
==> Windows username and password to access share name
==> Sharename (such as //server/share) or IP address
==> root level access on Linux
2) Login to Linux as a root user (or use su command)
3) Create the required mount point:
# mkdir -p /mnt/ntserver
4) Use the mount command as follows:
# mount -t cifs //ntserver/download -o username=vivek,password=myPassword /mnt/ntserver
Use following command if you are using Old version such as RHEL <=4 or Debian <= 3:
# mount -t smbfs -o username=vivek,password=D1W4x9sw //ntserver/download /mnt/ntserver
5) Access Windows 2003/2000/NT share using cd and ls command:
# cd /mnt/ntserver; ls -l
- -t smbfs : File system type to be mount (outdated, use cifs)
- -t cifs : File system type to be mount
- -o : are options passed to mount command, in this example I had passed two options. First argument is password (vivek) and second argument is password to connect remote windows box
- //ntserver/download : Windows 2000/NT share name
- /mnt/ntserver Linux mount point (to access share after mounting)