2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 24, 2019 4:42 AM by Arun Kumar

    Transfer flat files over webservices

    Arun Kumar Seasoned Veteran



      Can i transfer zipped flat files by invoking a webservices? My requirement is to zip bunch of flat files and transfer from on premise Informatica to cloud storage location. Do i need a web services hub license for doing this? Any pointers here appreciated.


      I have done webservices pull but never done push over webservices. My informatica version is 10.1


      Many thanks in advance

        • 1. Re: Transfer flat files over webservices
          Nico Heinze Guru

          Depends on how exactly you want to achieve this.

          If you have/want to zip the files from within Informatica, have fun, then I would use either Java Transformation or a shell script / batch file.

          If you want to "only" invoke a web service which takes the zipped archive and moves it to the final destination, then you will have some fun implementing that web service but you can invoke it from within the INFA platform or PowerCenter simply by a Web Service Consumer transformation.

          If you have to provide a web service in INFA platform / PowerCenter which provides this functionality, then you will need the Web Service Hub license plus Real-Time Option (if memory serves me right). And in addition you will have the same "fun" part of zipping a whole bunch of files in platform / PowerCenter (see my first remark).


          Does that help? I know it's very short.




          • 2. Re: Transfer flat files over webservices
            Arun Kumar Seasoned Veteran

            Thanks Nico. Figured out through the web services consumer transformation.