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File Connector Configuration

The following operations allow you to work with the File Connector version 2. Click an operation name to see parameter details and samples on how to use it.

append

The append operation appends content to an existing file in a specified location.

Parameter Name Description Required
destination The location of the file for which content needs to be appended. Yes
inputContent The content to be appended. Yes
position Position to append the content. If you provide a valid position, content will be appended to that position. Otherwise, content will be appended at the end of the file. Yes
encoding The encoding that is supported. Possible values are US-ASCII, UTF-8, and UTF-16. Optional
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.append>
    <destination>{$ctx:destination}</destination>
    <inputContent>{$ctx:inputContent}</inputContent>
    <position>{$ctx:position}</position>
    <encoding>{$ctx:encoding}</encoding>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
</fileconnector.append>

Sample request

Following is a sample REST/JSON request that can be handled by the append operation.

    {
        "destination":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/append.txt",
        "inputContent":"Add Append Text."
    }

archive

The archive operation archives files or folders. This operation supports the ZIP archive type.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
destination The location of the archived file with the file name. (e.g., file:///home/user/test/test.zip) Yes
inputContent The input content that needs to be archived. Yes
fileName The name of the file where input content needs to be archived. Yes
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional

NOTE: To make an archive operation, you can provide either the source or inputContent. If inputContent is provided as the parameter, we need to specify fileName. Otherwise, it will use the default fileName (output.txt).

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.archives>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <destination>{$ctx:destination}</destination>
    <inputContent>{$ctx:inputContent}</inputContent>
    <fileName>{$ctx:fileName}</fileName>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
</fileconnector.archives>

Sample request

Following is a sample REST/JSON request that can be handled by the append operation.

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file",
    "destination":"/home/user/test/file.zip"
}

copy

The copy operation copies files from one location to another. This operation can be used when you want to copy any kind of files and large files as well. You can also copy particular files with specified file patterns.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
destination The location of the archived file with the file name. (e.g., file:///home/user/test/test.zip) Yes
filePattern The pattern of the files to be copied. (e.g., [a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z]*.(txt|xml|jar)) Optional
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional
includeParentDirectory Set to true if you want to include the parent directory. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.copy>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <destination>{$ctx:destination}</destination>
    <filePattern>{$ctx:filePattern}</filePattern>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
    <includeParentDirectory>{$ctx:includeParentDirectory}</includeParentDirectory>
</fileconnector.copy>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file",
    "destination":"/home/user/test/fileCopy",
    "filePattern":".*\.xml",
    "includeParentDirectory":"false"
}
create

The create operation creates a file or folder in a specified location. When creating a file, you can either create the file with content or without content.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
inputContent The content of the file. Optional
encoding The encoding that is supported. Possible values are US-ASCII, UTF-8, and UTF-16. Optional
isBinaryContent Set to true if input content should be handled as binary data. Input content is expected to be base64 encoded binary content. Optional
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.create>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <inputContent>{$ctx:inputContent}</inputContent>
    <encoding>{$ctx:encoding}</encoding>
    <isBinaryContent>{$ctx:isBinaryContent}</isBinaryContent>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
</fileconnector.create>

Sample request

{
    "source":"sftp://UserName:Password@Host/home/connectors/create.txt",
    "inputContent":"InputContent Text",
    "encoding":"UTF8"
}
delete

The delete operation deletes a file or folder from the file system.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
filePattern The pattern of the files to be deleted.(e.g., [a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z]*.(txt|xml|jar)). Optional
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.delete>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <filePattern>{$ctx:filePattern}</filePattern>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
</fileconnector.delete>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file",
    "filePattern":".*\.txt"
}
isFileExist

The isFileExist operation checks the existence of a file in a spacified location. This operation returns true if the file exists and returns false if the file does not exist in the specified location.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.isFileExist>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
</fileconnector.isFileExist>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/test.txt"
}
listFileZip

The listFileZip operation lists all the file paths inside a compressed file. This operation supports the ZIP archive type.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.listFileZip>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
</fileconnector.listFileZip>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/test.zip"
}
move

The move operation moves a file or folder from one location to another.

Info: The move operation can only move a file/folder within the same server. For example, you can move a file/folder from one local location to another local location, or from one remote location to another remote location on the same server. You cannot use the move operation to move a file/folder between different servers. If you want to move a file/folder from a local location to a remote location or vice versa, use the copy operation followed by delete operation instead of using the move operation.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
destination The location where the file has to be moved to. Yes
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional
includeParentDirectory Set to true if you want to include the parent directory. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.move>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <destination>{$ctx:destination}</destination>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
    <filePattern>{$ctx:filePattern}</filePattern>
    <includeParentDirectory>{$ctx:includeParentDirectory}</includeParentDirectory>
</fileconnector.move>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file",
    "destination":"/home/vive/Desktop/move",
    "filePattern":".*\.txt",
    "includeParentDirectory":"true"
}
read

The read operation reads content from an existing file in a specified location.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
filePattern The pattern of the file to be read. Yes
contentType Content type of the files processsed by the connector. Yes
streaming The streaming mode. This can be either true or false. Optional
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional
includeParentDirectory Set to true if you want to include the parent directory. Optional

Info: To enable streaming for large files, you have to add the following message builder and formatter in the /repository/conf/axis2/axis2.xml file: * Add under message formatters. * Add under message builders.

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.read>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <filePattern>{$ctx:filePattern}</filePattern>
    <contentType>{$ctx:contentType}</contentType>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
</fileconnector.read>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file",
    "contentType":"application/xml",
    "filePattern":".*\.xml",
    "streaming":"false"
}
search

The search operation finds a file or folder based on a given file pattern or directory pattern in a specified location.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
filePattern The pattern of the file to be read. Yes
recursiveSearch Whether you are searching recursively (the possible values are True or False). Yes
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional
includeParentDirectory Set to true if you want to include the parent directory. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.search>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <filePattern>{$ctx:filePattern}</filePattern>
    <recursiveSearch>{$ctx:recursiveSearch}</recursiveSearch>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
</fileconnector.search>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file",
    "filePattern":".*\.xml",
    "recursiveSearch":"true"
}

unzip

The unzip operation decompresses zip file. This operation supports ZIP archive type.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. This can be a file on the local physical file system or a file on an FTP server.
  • For local files, the URI format is [file://]absolute-path, where absolute-path is a valid absolute file name for the local platform. UNC names are supported under Windows (e.g., file:///home/user/test or file:///C:/Windows).
  • For files on a FTP server, the URI format is ftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ relative-path] (e.g., ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/test.txt).
Yes
destination The location of the decompressed file. Yes
setTimeout The timeout value on the JSC (Java Secure Channel) session in milliseconds. E.g., 100000. Optional
setPassiveMode Set to true if you want to enable passive mode. Optional
setSoTimeout The socket timeout value for the FTP client. E.g., 100000. Optional
setUserDirIsRoot Set to true if you want to use root as the user directory. Optional
setStrictHostKeyChecking Sets the requirement to use host key checking. E.g., no. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.unzip>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <destination>{$ctx:destination}</destination>
    <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
    <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
    <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
    <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
    <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
</fileconnector.unzip>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/test.zip",
    "destination":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/test"
}
ftpOverProxy

The ftpOverProxy operation connects to a FTP server through a proxy.

Parameter Name Description Required
proxyHost The host name of the proxy. Yes
proxyPort The port number of the proxy. Yes
proxyUsername The user name of the proxy. Yes
proxyPassword The password of the proxy. Yes
ftpUsername The username of the FTP server. Yes
ftpPassword The password of the FTP server. Yes
ftpServer The FTP server name. Yes
ftpPort The port number of the FTP server. Yes
targetPath The target path. For example, if the file path is ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/testProxy.txt, the targetPath will be pub/downloads/. Yes
targetFile The name of the file (e.g., if the path is like "ftp://myusername:mypassword@somehost/pub/downloads/testProxy.txt", then targetPath will be "testProxy.txt"). Yes
keepAliveTimeout The time to wait between sending control connection keep alive messages when processing file upload or download. Optional
controlKeepAliveReplyTimeout The time to wait for control keep-alive message replies. Optional
binaryTransfer Set the file type to be transferred. Optional
localActive Set the current data connection mode to either ACTIVE_LOCAL_DATA_CONNECTION_MODE or PASSIVE_LOCAL_DATA_CONNECTION_MODE. Optional

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.ftpOverProxy>
    <proxyHost>{$ctx:proxyHost}</proxyHost>
    <proxyPort>{$ctx:proxyPort}</proxyPort>
    <proxyUsername>{$ctx:proxyUsername}</proxyUsername>
    <proxyPassword>{$ctx:proxyPassword}</proxyPassword>
    <ftpUsername>{$ctx:ftpUsername}</ftpUsername>
    <ftpPassword>{$ctx:ftpPassword}</ftpPassword>
    <ftpServer>{$ctx:ftpServer}</ftpServer>
    <ftpPort>{$ctx:ftpPort}</ftpPort>
    <targetPath>{$ctx:targetPath}</targetPath>
    <targetFile>{$ctx:targetFile}</targetFile>
    <keepAliveTimeout>{$ctx:keepAliveTimeout}</keepAliveTimeout>
    <controlKeepAliveReplyTimeout>{$ctx:controlKeepAliveReplyTimeout}</controlKeepAliveReplyTimeout>
    <binaryTransfer>{$ctx:binaryTransfer}</binaryTransfer>
    <localActive>{$ctx:localActive}</localActive>
</fileconnector.ftpOverProxy>

Sample request

{
    "proxyHost":"SampleProxy",
    "proxyPort":"3128",
    "proxyUsername":"wso2",
    "proxyPassword":"Password",
    "ftpUsername":"master",
    "ftpPassword":"Password",
    "ftpServer":"192.168.56.6",
    "ftpPort":"21",
    "targetFile":"/home/master/res"
}
send

The send operation sends a file to a specified location.

Parameter Name Description Required
address The address where the file has to be sent. Optional
append Set this to true if you want to append the response to the response file. Optional

Note: To send a VFS file, you have to specify the following properties in your configuration:

         <property name="OUT_ONLY" value="true"/>
         <property name="ClientApiNonBlocking" value="true" scope="axis2" action="remove"/>

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.send>
    <address>{$ctx:address}</address>
    <append>{$ctx:append}</append>
</fileconnector.send>

Sample request

{
    "address":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/outTest",
    "append":"true"
}
getSize

The getSize operation returns the size of a file.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. Yes

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.getSize>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
</fileconnector.getSize>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/outTest/sample.txt"
}
getLastModifiedTime

The getLastModifiedTime operation returns last modified time of a file/folder.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. Yes

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.getLastModifiedTime>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
</fileconnector.getLastModifiedTime>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/outTest/sample.txt"
}
splitFile

The splitFile operation splits a file into multiple chunks.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. Yes
destination The location to write the file. Yes
chunkSize The chunk size in bytes to split the file. This is to split the file based on chunk size. You should provide either chunkSize or numberOfLines to split the file. Yes
numberOfLines The number of lines per file. This is to split the file based on the number of lines. You should provide either chunkSize or numberOfLines to split the file. Yes
xpathExpression Defines a pattern in order to select a set of nodes in XML document. Yes

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.splitFile>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <destination>{$ctx:destination}</destination>
    <chunkSize>{$ctx:chunkSize}</chunkSize>
    <numberOfLines>{$ctx:numberOfLines}</numberOfLines>
    <xpathExpression>{$ctx:xpathExpression}</xpathExpression>
</fileconnector.splitFile>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/outTest/sample.txt",
    "destination":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/outTest/",
    "chunkSize":"4096",
    "xpathExpression":"//products/product"
}
mergeFiles

The mergeFiles operation merges multiple chunks into a single file.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. Yes
destination The location to write the file. Yes
filePattern The pattern of the file to be read. Yes

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.mergeFiles>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <destination>{$ctx:destination}</destination>
    <filePattern>{$ctx:filePattern}</filePattern>
</fileconnector.mergeFiles>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/outTest/",
    "destination":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/outTest/sample.txt",
    "filePattern":"*.txt*"
}
readSpecifiedLines

The readSpecifiedLines operation reads specific lines between given line numbers from a file.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. Yes
contentType Content type of the files processed by the connector. Yes
start Read from this line number. Yes
end Read up to this line number. Yes

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.readSpecifiedLines>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <contentType>{$ctx:contentType}</contentType>
    <start>{$ctx:start}</start>
    <end>{$ctx:end}</end>
</fileconnector.readSpecifiedLines>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/outTest/sampleText.txt",
    "start":"5",
    "end":"25"
}
readALine

The readALine operation reads a specific line from a file.

Parameter Name Description Required
source The location of the file. Yes
lineNumber Line number to read. Yes

Sample configuration

<fileconnector.readALine>
    <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
    <lineNumber>{$ctx:lineNumber}</lineNumber>
</fileconnector.readALine>

Sample request

{
    "source":"/home/vive/Desktop/file/outTest/sampleText.txt",
    "lineNumber":"5"
}

Sample configuration in a scenario

The following is a sample proxy service that illustrates how to connect to the File connector and use the create operation to create a file. You can use this sample as a template for using other operations in this category.

Sample Proxy

<proxy xmlns="http://ws.apache.org/ns/synapse"
       name="FileConnector_create"
       transports="https,http"
       statistics="disable"
       trace="disable"
       startOnLoad="true">
   <target>
      <inSequence>
         <property name="source" expression="json-eval($.source)"/>
         <property name="inputContent" expression="json-eval($.inputContent)"/>
         <property name="encoding" expression="json-eval($.encoding)"/>
         <property name="setTimeout" expression="json-eval($.setTimeout)"/>
         <property name="setPassiveMode" expression="json-eval($.setPassiveMode)"/>
         <property name="setSoTimeout" expression="json-eval($.setSoTimeout)"/>
         <property name="setStrictHostKeyChecking"
                   expression="json-eval($.setStrictHostKeyChecking)"/>
         <property name="setUserDirIsRoot" expression="json-eval($.setUserDirIsRoot)"/>
         <fileconnector.create>
            <source>{$ctx:source}</source>
            <inputContent>{$ctx:inputContent}</inputContent>
            <encoding>{$ctx:encoding}</encoding>
            <setTimeout>{$ctx:setTimeout}</setTimeout>
            <setPassiveMode>{$ctx:setPassiveMode}</setPassiveMode>
            <setSoTimeout>{$ctx:setSoTimeout}</setSoTimeout>
            <setUserDirIsRoot>{$ctx:setUserDirIsRoot}</setUserDirIsRoot>
            <setStrictHostKeyChecking>{$ctx:setStrictHostKeyChecking}</setStrictHostKeyChecking>
         </fileconnector.create>
         <respond/>
      </inSequence>
   </target>
   <description/>
</proxy>         

Note: For more information on how this works in an actual scenario, see File Connector Example.

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