3 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2014 10:01 AM by joey RSS

    Monitoring with wildcards

    LarryQ _

      I have 12 monitored processes of which one will run monthly depending upon the input file. The input file is a text file that has a time stamp on the end of it that shows the year, month[/B], day, etc. as follows:

       

      SC12-D05-TMP_2008[B]01[/B]02_123456.txt

       

      I have edited the file names in the input tab of the monitored processes to determine which process will run depending on the month[/B] shown on the time stamp as follow:

       

      SC12-D05-TMP01[/B].txt

       

      Is this a valid use of the wildcard for input monitoring and if so shouldn't this start the correct monitored process if the file is in the correct directory?

       

      By the way I am using MDP v.9.

        • Monitoring with wildcards
          joey

          I believe this is a valid use of monitoring files.  Are you recieving any error messages?

            • Monitoring with wildcards
              LarryQ _

              I believe this is a valid use of monitoring files.  Are you recieving any error messages?[/QUOTE]

               

              No error messages but some of the other processes using the same input file with a different month are running also. I have checked all 12 processes and they do have the correct files and months.

              Any suggestions?

                • Monitoring with wildcards
                  joey

                  I think you'll need to be more specific for what you monitor for.  For example:

                   

                  The File:

                  SC12-D05-TMP_2008[B]01[/B]02_123456.txt

                   

                  monitored for:

                   

                  SC12-D05-TMP.txt, where = 01 - 12 for the 12 processes

                   

                  will kick off:

                  January: SC12-D05-TMP_2008[B]01[/B]02_123456.txt

                  February: SC12-D05-TMP_200801[B]02[/B]_123456.txt

                  December: SC12-D05-TMP_20080102_[B]12[/B]3456.txt

                   

                  You might try:

                  SC12-D05-TMP-????[MM]*.txt

                   

                  ???? means 4 wild characters, not an unlimited number of wild characters like the *.