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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 28, 2015

File Input and File Read enhancements

Currently File Input or File Read nodes can allow only one file name pattern to read files. These nodes can be enhanced to support multiple file name patterns with comma separator, so that different files with different extensions/ patterns can be allowed to read with single file input or file read node.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 80902
RFE Product IBM App Connect Enterprise (formerly IBM Integration Bus)
  • Guest
    Jan 20, 2021

    RFE Review. Whilst the use case described is relatively uncommon (potentially perhaps a contributory factor in this RFE only receiving 2 votes over its lifespan), we agree that it remains valid (in spite of having wildcard options for the input file, we appreciate that it is possible that you may wish to use one FileInput node to handle multiple entirely separate file naming schemes within the same input directory and same flow branch). We will continue to monitor the RFE. Status remains as Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Jun 20, 2016

    Thank you for raising this RFE. Status updated to Uncommitted candidate.