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Topic Title: File Date/time check isn't working correctly - maybe there's a better way?
Topic Summary: Comparing a file last update date/time isn't working correctly
Created On: 08/10/2012 09:19 AM
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 08/10/2012 09:19 AM
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Journeyman (50-99)

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I need to compare the date that a file was last written to against a threshold date. A job runs 4 times a day and if it has an issue with retrieving files, it updates a statically named error report, FrmclrHs.err. The automate workflow runs after that job to compare the last update date/time against a threshold date/time and sends an email notification if the threshold isn't met. I got the notification this morning, and when I looked at the date/time of the FrmClrHs.err report, it was last updated on 8/6, so it looks like the threshold check isn't working correctly. It worked in test (of course!). Can someone take a look at my code (attached) and see what I'm doing wrong?

I attached the .ampkg and a screen shot of the directory showing the last modified date/time of the FrmClrHs.err file.

Thanks so much for your help!

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 08/11/2012 05:45 PM
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Leonard Amabile

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Hi Becki,

Step 8 appears to be missing a % at the end of the err_file_mod_time variable. This will most likely cause the If Statement to skip over its contents because it is unable to evaluate %err_file_mod_time. Please change the variable so it looks like this:


Let me know if the problem persists.

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 08/15/2012 09:29 AM
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That fixed it - thanks Leonard! It's easier to see those things in AML view, so I'll remember to do that. I would have expected Automate to throw a syntax error rather than just skip it though


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