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Issue with File transfer(File to File)

Hi Experts,

Scenario- File to File having a RFC lookup(This RFC for only adding the additional data from ECC)

Interface is running from last one year from last few months we are facing an issue with Out Put file is partially generating(we are trying to processing the around 50000 records some times we are not getting the half of the Records) .This is happening only monthly once or twice except this interface is working fine.

Monitoring- we are not finding any trace in File CC monitoring and RFC CC monitoring all are showing successful messages


Praveen Kumar

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    Apr 11, 2012 at 08:24 AM

    pls ask basis team to check for the specified times in ECC system to see if there is specific load on the ECC system during those time durations. also ask abap team to optimize the performance of the RFC in ECC system by taking data of large msgs containing 50,000 rec as input data.

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  • Apr 11, 2012 at 08:27 AM


    Just to verify - are you sure that PI does not write the file completely? Or maybe your receiver system starts reading the file in the meantime, before it is written completely by PI? In the latter case, use Write Mode = Use Temporary Filename option of the receiver file communication channel (see more here: Thanks to this, you will first create the file under some temporary name and your file will not be read by the receiver system, until it is completely created by PI and the file name is changed to the final one.

    Hope this helps,


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    Apr 11, 2012 at 08:42 AM

    Dear Praveen

    As you mentioned you are processing around 50000 records at a time. How many RFC calls are made for this?

    if they are 50000 then you should optimize it to a single call per file.

    Secondly in your sender and receiver adapters Enable ASMA with option of "Temporary Name Scheme for Target File name"

    The put file option in processing should be Use Temporary File

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    Apr 11, 2012 at 09:41 AM


    Regarding the partial file generation:-

    Unfortunately, the J2EE 1.3 technology the File Adapter is
    built upon does not support file locking. This limitation affects
    the File Adapter's operation. Depending on whether the JRE
    implementation for the operating system under which the adapter
    runs uses mandatory file locking or advisory file locking,
    opening a file that is currently being written to by another
    process will fail or not.
    If opening the file fails, no problem exists and the adapter will
    try to open the file each poll interval until it succeeds.

    However, if opening the file is not prevented by the operating
    system, the adapter starts to process the file although it is
    still being modified. Since XI 3.0 SP11 / PI 7.0 there is a
    parameter named "Msecs to Wait Before Modification Check" in the
    advanced settings of the File Sender channel configuration to
    work around this issue. This setting causes the File Adapter to
    wait a certain time after reading, but before sending a file to
    the Adapter Engine. If the file has been modified (which is
    basically determined by comparing the size of the read data with
    the current file size of the input file) after the configured
    interval has elapsed, the adapter aborts the processing of the
    file and tries to process the file again after the retry interval
    has elapsed.

    If this option is not available for the settings you would like
    to use, the following algorithm (to be implemented in your
    application) may be used to ensure that the File Adapter only
    processes completely written files:

    - Create the file using an extension, which does not get
    processed by the File Adapter, e.g., ".tmp"

    - Write the file content

    - Rename the file to its final name, so the File Adapter will
    notice its existence and pick it up



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    Apr 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Hi Praveen,

    Please check the parameters defined in File Communication channel for example Poll Interval secs/Msecs to Wait Before Modification Check,
    (if Data is more in file then Poll Interval should be maximum,also "Msecs to Wait Before Modification Check" should also be Maximum)
    or else you can do one thing test same payload in Interface Determination or in mapping in Development enviornment.

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