4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2008 3:22 AM by Ruytero

    Watched folder question

    Ruytero Level 1

      In a thread of 7.x Assembler I read about the possibility to drop a folder into a watched folder to be able to assemble all the files in this folder.

      I have a question about this, is there a way to retrieve the name of the droped folder?


        • 1. Re: Watched folder question
          Ruytero Level 1
          Ok, I found it.

          The %F mapping on the output parameter gives the folder name to the assembled pdf.

          • 2. Re: Watched folder question
            Ruytero Level 1

            So, another question:

            When I have my Map with the files from the picked folder, is there an easy way to sort these files because I need to assemble them in the correct order. The file names that are in the dropped folder are numbered like filename__1.pdf, filename__2.pdf and they have to be assembled in the exact order.

            Anybody have an idea?


            • 3. Re: Watched folder question
              Level 1
              Here is the DDX to use for the Assembler invokeDDX operation:

              <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
              <DDX xmlns="http://ns.adobe.com/DDX/1.0/">

                 <PDF result="result.pdf">
                    <PDF sourceMatch="filename__[\d+][.]pdf"/>


              - JK
              • 4. Re: Watched folder question
                Ruytero Level 1
                Hi JK,

                Thanks for your awnser. I will try this in my process.
                But I think I managed to do this in a different way.
                I made a script in a Excecute Script operation and used Java code to sort a List containing my filenames. After that I used this sorted List to create the DDX, also in the same Excecute Script with Java code.

                I tested this a couple of times and it seems to work so far.