File Life Cycle

File life cycle provides the entire information regarding a file that was transmitted. There are two modules in the file life cycle 

  1. Search File
  2. Unattended

1. Search File:

This operation enables the user to search for all kinds of Transaction files that were processed/  

Path: 

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   

Number 

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. 

ResultSet :

Figure 3: File Search Result set  

Different features available in File Life Cycle to ease the process of file tracking. 

 Action: 

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: 

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 7One 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 

2 Unattended:

This operation enables the user to search for all kinds of Transaction files that were not processed. 

Path: 

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.

 Action: 

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

Updated on July 29, 2019

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