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When using a Copy/Move Event Rule with *.* wildcard, the system does not generate an error if no files exist

Karla Marsh
EFT

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • EFT Server versions 5.2.15 and later
  • EFT v4.x to v7.4.x stores advanced properties in the registry.
  • EFT v8.x stores Advanced Properties in a JSON file.
    • When you upgrade from EFT v7.4.x to EFT v8, the non-default settings that you have defined in the registry will be added to the Advanced Properties file during upgrade. (Default settings are part of the EFT configuration files.)
      Please refer to the help for your version of EFT for a spreadsheet of advanced properties.

SYMPTOM

When using a Copy/Move Event Rule with *.* wildcard, the system does not generate an error if no files exist.

RESOLUTION

Add the advanced property, WildcardFailMode, as shown below.

If the advanced property does not exist, EFT continues with legacy behavior. That is, an empty directory does not generate an error.

  • 0 (false) - legacy behavior. Empty directory does not generate error
  • 1 (true) - Empty directory is considered an event failure (i.e., files were expected). Triggers the event failure actions.

In v8.0 and later, add the "name":"value" pair to the AdvancedProperties.JSON file as described in the "Advanced Properties" topic in the online help for your version of EFT.

{
"WildcardFailMode": "true"
}

In versions prior to v8.0

On 32-bit systems:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0]

On 64-bit systems:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 4.0]

"WildcardFailMode"=dword:00000001

Values:

If the key does not exist, EFT Server continues with legacy behavior. Empty directory does not generate error.

  • 0 - legacy behavior. Empty directory does not generate error
  • 1 – Empty directory is considered an event failure (i.e., files were expected). Triggers event failure actions.
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Last Modified By: kmarsh
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