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elwayfan446
Barite | Level 11

I have noticed if a file being imported by a task in EG changes (such as format or column layouts) that the import task doesn't refresh or pick up these changes unless I manually modify the task so it rereads the input file.  Is there any way to have the task do this automatically when it runs in a process flow?  The problem is that, if a file changes, it may not map correctly anymore.  The task still processes the import and everything gets out of alignment.  I may not notice it for some time and then I have to go back and reprocess numerous files.  I really don't want to refresh the import tasks every time I run the process flow because that defeats the purpose of the automation.

 

I hope there is a way.

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ChrisHemedinger
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Sorry @elwayfan446 - no auto refresh on this.  If the layout of the source file changes, then the definitions in the Import Data task need to be revisited, maybe adjusted, and confirmed.

 

You could use the code that the Import Data task generates as a starting point, and then build a more robust process that tolerates certain changes.  But if the input files are shifting sands, then the import process is going to be shaky.

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ChrisHemedinger
Community Manager

Sorry @elwayfan446 - no auto refresh on this.  If the layout of the source file changes, then the definitions in the Import Data task need to be revisited, maybe adjusted, and confirmed.

 

You could use the code that the Import Data task generates as a starting point, and then build a more robust process that tolerates certain changes.  But if the input files are shifting sands, then the import process is going to be shaky.

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elwayfan446
Barite | Level 11

Ok, I was afraid of that as well.  I like no-touch processes but I have to get used to the fact that it isn't always possible, ha!

 

I appreciate the help.

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