7 Replies Latest reply on Oct 20, 2009 7:01 AM by Steve L Walker

    Using the rename service

    kc@dafolo.dk Level 1

      Hi all,

       

      I got a simple one...

       

      I would like to know if it is possible to use the rename-service for moving a folder from one folder into another process watched folder input?

       

      If it is possible, how should I set the source and destination?

       

      Thanks in advance

       

      Sincerely

      Kim Christensen

      Dafolo A/S

        • 1. Re: Using the rename service
          Steve L Walker Level 5

          I would be cautious about touching a directory 'owned' by a watched folder endpoint.

           

          Are you trying to use 1 watched folder directory for multiple services?

          • 2. Re: Using the rename service
            kc@dafolo.dk Level 1

            Hi Steve,

             

            Thanks for your quick reply...

             

            No, what I'm trying to do is to create a number of pdf's that I want to be sent to another process (that assembles them into one pdf), so what I do is that I save them in a temporary folder and as the last step of the process I want it to move this folder into the watched folder of another process.

             

            Can you follow my logic, or is there a better way?

             

            Kim

            • 3. Re: Using the rename service
              Steve L Walker Level 5

              OK. Makes sense to me. Alternatively, you could create a list of documents, iterate through the list, and write each document directly to the watched folder input folder.

               

              Steve

              • 4. Re: Using the rename service
                kc@dafolo.dk Level 1

                Hi again Steve,

                 

                Thanks for your reply

                 

                I am not sure that I can do that, it would start of the assembly process a number of times one for each document, and this is not what I need.

                 

                Can you give me a hint to how I should set up the source and destination in the rename service to move a folder from one place to another?

                 

                 

                Med venlig hilsen

                Kim Christensen

                Systemkonsulent

                Dafolo A/S

                Suderbovej 22-24

                DK-9900 Frederikshavn

                Telefon: 96206666

                Direkte: 96206645

                Mobil: 20802810

                E-mail: kc@dafolo.dk

                www.dafolo.dk

                • 5. Re: Using the rename service
                  Jasmin Charbonneau Level 4

                  It should work.

                   

                  I did test moving a folder called c:\tmp under c:\Jas with the following parameters:

                   

                  source file : c:/tmp

                  destination file : c:/Jas/tmp

                   

                  Jasmin

                  • 6. Re: Using the rename service
                    kc@dafolo.dk Level 1

                    Hi Jasmin,

                     

                    This was not as simple as I initially thought - I felt a little bit stupid in the begining for not aking this work right away, but there seems to be a catch. The catch is that the outer folder must exist prior to the move. This means that your "Jas" folder must be created before you try to move anything into it.

                     

                    This makes me wish for a couple of new functions that I think you might easily add for LC ES Next, a "move file or folder"-service and a "copy file or folder"-service. These would add quite a lot functionality to the foundation of LC.

                     

                     

                    Med venlig hilsen

                    Kim Christensen

                    Systemkonsulent

                    Dafolo A/S

                    Suderbovej 22-24

                    DK-9900 Frederikshavn

                    Telefon: 96206666

                    Direkte: 96206645

                    Mobil: 20802810

                    E-mail: kc@dafolo.dk

                    www.dafolo.dk

                    • 7. Re: Using the rename service
                      Steve L Walker Level 5

                      You could use a Custom Script to make the directory, move the files, and delete the directory.