File life cycle provides the entire information regarding a file that was transmitted. There are two modules in the file life cycle
- Search File
1. Search File:
This operation enables the user to search for all kinds of Transaction files that were processed/
Login > Dashboard > File Life Cycle > Search File
In this screen, user can search the entire life cycle of the list of files and their respective status
Figure 1: File Search Screen
|Property||Description||Format / Rules/ E.g.|
|File Arrived Date||The date on which file has arrived from Client to Application||mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss|
|Client Name||Name of a client||IKEA/alphanumeric|
|Client ID||Unique Identity of client||IKEA001/alpha numeric|
|Status||State of the file
(start, process, stop, error)
|Source File Name||Name of the file that was sent from specific source hub|
|Destination File Name||Name of the file that was arrived at destination hub|
|Error||Error name that occurs in the process of the file|
|Source Application||Node ID/Source application Name|
|Page size||Number of records that are needed to be displayed in the content area||
|Search (Button)||Used to retrieve/ data based on the input data criteria|
|Reset (button)||Used to empty the values of inputs/Clear the existing values/reload the page to build a new search|
Note: Here You can use wild card “*” search for better search.
Steps to be followed by the users to fetch the files with the various option fields available.
Entering the required data in any of the below fields that are marked in red would fetch the total life cycle of the files.
Steps to follow
Figure 2: File Search Flow
On the click of the search, the list of records is displayed in the tabular format as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: File Search Result set
Different features available in File Life Cycle to ease the process of file tracking.
In the records were displayed, to check the milestones of a particular record click on the ‘Action’ button that is available on the left side of the record.
Figure 4: File Search Result set of milestone records
To know furthermore about the milestones, click on the ‘Action’ button ( ‘+’ symbol) of the milestone record.
It will display the step records of the various event types such as start, process, and stop.
Figure 5: File Search Result set of Step records
‘File Flow’ button displays the flow of the file along with file names and file type in graphical representation as shown in Figure 6
Figure 6: File Flowgraph
Note: The functionality of Action buttons remains the same for all kinds of transactions such as One to One, Many to One and One to Many
One to Many Transaction: A Transaction set of files which have a single source and multiple destinations, in other words, Single start and multiple Processes and stops.
Result Structure of One to Many Transaction is Shown below figure 7
Figure 7: One to Many Transactions Result set
Many to One Transaction: A Transaction set of files which have multiple sources and single destinations, in other words, multiple starts, multiple Processes, and single stop.
Figure 8: Many to One Transactions Result set
This operation enables the user to search for all kinds of Transaction files that were not processed.
Login > Dashboard > File Life Cycle > Unattended
This screen enables the user to view the files that bypassed the ‘START’ stage.
In other words, the files contain only ‘PROCESS’ and ‘STOP’ events.
Figure 9: Unattended Search File flow
Entering the required data in any of the fields available would fetch the data of files that were not processed.
On the click of the search, the list of records is displayed in the tabular format.
In the records that were displayed on the main page, click on the ‘Action’ button that is available on the left side of the record to download the entire file information which was not processed.
Figure 10: Unattended Search Result