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Scheduling an info package in a process chain

Hi,

I'm facing a problem while scheduling an info package in a process chain. My info package uses a file on my local desktop to extract data. I would like to know if it is possible to use a local file as the source for an info package and then schedule it in a process chain. When i run the infopackage independently, it works fine.

Thanks,

Siddarth

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    Posted on Oct 14, 2005 at 06:35 AM

    Hi Siddharth,

    If your App server is Unix based then you would need to FTP the file using any of the FTP tools. You can also seek your BASIS help on this. But make sure you have authorization on the server to do this.

    Bye

    Dinesh

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      Hi,

      I've uploaded the data file to the App server. When i execute the info package, it works fine. I've verified that the info package has the server file as the source. However, when i use the infopackage in a process chain,

      i get this error:

      'Problem occured during the access of AppServ file.'

      Does anyone know what could be wrong?

      Thanks,

      Siddarth

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    Posted on Oct 17, 2005 at 10:48 AM

    Hi Siddarth,

    If your app server is UNIX based you need to set permissions on the file. Only then the file would be accessed. If you are using any FTP tools then use something called chmod 666 or chmod 777.

    Else ask your BASIS to give permissions on the file.

    Bye

    Dinesh

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      Hi Dinesh,

      The data load works fine if i execute the info package. Is it that then the access to the file is made by my user? And when the process chain is run, the user will be different? The file mode is 660.

      Regards,

      Siddarth

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    Posted on Oct 17, 2005 at 11:09 AM

    Hi Siddarth,

    Since the last number is 0 hence the problem for you o access the file. The significance of chmod 660 is that the creator/user can edit, but the file is not visible to the world.

    Bye

    Dinesh

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    Posted on Oct 14, 2005 at 06:32 AM

    Hi,

    U have to place the file in the application server other wise it will not work for the process chain. for that select the radio button application server in the external data tab after placing the file.

    Regards-

    Siddhu

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    Posted on Oct 14, 2005 at 06:32 AM

    Hi Siddharth,

    Welcome to SDN!!

    No..You would not be able to run an infopackage in a Process chain if the file resides on a local PC. You would need to copy the file to a Application server and then use the process chain to load. The reason is that the process chain schedules background job to load the file and the job would not recognise the file in this case.

    Bye

    Dinesh

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    Posted on Oct 14, 2005 at 06:33 AM

    Hi,

    Sorry if my question sounds too dumb.. Could you please tell me how i can upload my file to the server?

    Thanks,

    Siddarth

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    Posted on Oct 17, 2005 at 11:05 AM

    Hi Siddarth,

    Yes..That might be the cause. Change the permission to 666 or 777 and then reload. Hopefully things would be fine.

    Bye

    Dinesh

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