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Jul 23, 2009 at 09:30 AM

Call ABAP program from Unix script passing dynamic filename

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Hi,

Does anyone know if it is possible to call an ABAP program from a Unix script passing a dynamic filename to the ABAP program?

We are receiving a file from an external company and on receipt of the file want to call an ABAP program passing the filename. The filename is made up of File ID, Date and Time which we need to read in the ABAP program. We usually use Events to trigger a program which is fine when the filename if static however since this filename will be dynamic we cannot do this. In addition we cannot just rename the file to a static name in the Unix script as we need to know the value of the date and time from the file ID in the ABAP program. I can change the ABAP program to check our /in directory for a Filename that starts with the fixed File ID however I thought there must be a better way of doing this. We want the external company to put this information in a file header record but they don't want to change the file contents. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Sinead.