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Hi

I need get the data from file. Because my source information coming from file. My File naming conventions is "KFC_REPORT_161019862000.txt". Whenever i am getting the new file, file name will be changed. How can i proceed with file mask like "KFC_REPORT_**********.txt"

Can you help us to proceed further ?

Thanks
kalai

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Posts: 35 | Registered: February 17, 2017Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Kalai

There is no wildcard for a file name, it will not find the file for processing without the exact name


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You can use wildcards when mapping a MAS to flat files. Just remember that you will read all the files that match the pattern, so you will need to move the file when you have finished reading it. The GUI will walk you through how to do it, but below is the relevant components of the MAS and ACX

MAS
FILENAME=ALLORDERS, SUFFIX=DFIX    ,
 CODEPAGE=1252, $
 VARIABLE NAME=&&FL_DIRECTORY,  PROMPT='Application directory name to poll for files', DEFAULT='C:\iDM\8201m\ibi\apps\infiles', $
 VARIABLE NAME=&&FL_NAME,  PROMPT='File name pattern', USAGE=A80, DEFAULT='orders_*', $
 VARIABLE NAME=&&FL_EXTENSION,  PROMPT='Data File Extension', USAGE=A80, DEFAULT='ftm', $
 VARIABLE NAME=&&FL_CONNECTION,  PROMPT='Connection to local or remote data files location', DEFAULT='<local>', $  


ACX
SEGNAME=ALLORDERS, 
  DELIMITER=TAB, 
  HEADER=NO, 
  CDN=COMMAS_DOT, 
  CONNECTION=&&FL_CONNECTION, 
  DATA_ORIGIN=FILE, 
  DIRECTORY=&&FL_DIRECTORY, 
  NAME=&&FL_NAME, 
  EXTENSION=&&FL_EXTENSION, $  


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Posts: 1078 | Location: Toronto, Ontario | Registered: May 26, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Something like the following should do what you want. You can place the following three files in an application folder, set the &AppFolder variable, and run the fex.

&AppFolder = Application folder where your files are located.

This will report on the kfc_report_*.txt with the highest serial number. You can change HIGHEST to LOWEST to flip that behavior.

kfc_report_161019862000.txt
———————————————————————————
Midwest    11400665
Northeast  11392300
Southeast  11710379
West       11652946

kfc_report.mas
——————————————
FILENAME=KFC_REPORT, SUFFIX=FIX     , IOTYPE=STREAM, $
  SEGMENT=KFC_REPO, SEGTYPE=S1, $
    FIELDNAME=REGION, ALIAS=E01, USAGE=A11, ACTUAL=A11, $
    FIELDNAME=DOLLARS, ALIAS=E02, USAGE=I08, ACTUAL=A08, $

kfc_report.fex
——————————————
-DEFAULTH &AppFolder = 'baseapp/1metadata',&FILENAME = ' ';
 SET PAGE-NUM=OFF,HOLDLIST=PRINTONLY
 APP QUERY &AppFolder HOLD
 TABLE FILE FOCAPPQ
 PRINT FILENAME 
 BY HIGHEST FILENAME NOPRINT
 WHERE LOWER(FILENAME) LIKE 'kfc_report%.txt'
 ON TABLE HOLD AS kfcfile
 END
-RUN
-READFILE kfcfile
 
 FILEDEF kfc_report DISK &AppFolder../&FILENAME
 TABLE FILE kfc_report
 "&AppFolder../&FILENAME"
 PRINT REGION DOLLARS
 END 


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