The FileReader adapter is used to access and retrieve files from a local system in RunMyProcess DigitalSuite.
The following prerequisites must be fulfilled to install and run the FileReader adapter:
You must install the adapter on a local system in your environment. This can either be the system where you have installed the DigitalSuite EnterpriseConnect Agent, or a different one which is able to connect to the Agent's host.
You can install the adapter several times in your environment, for example, to retrieve files on different systems. The identifier of the adapter (
protocolsetting in the
handler.configconfiguration file) must be unique for each of the installations.
The files to be retrieved in RunMyProcess DigitalSuite must be local files or directly accessible from the system where the adapter is installed.
Installing the Adapter
To install the adapter:
Download the following ZIP file:
[version]is the current version number
The ZIP file contains executables, licences, configuration files, and reference files for several adapters.
Extract the ZIP file to a local folder. The following path is recommended:
[parent-folder]is a folder of your choice. If the EnterpriseConnect Agent is installed on the same machine, use its installation folder as the
[parent-folder], for example,
Copy the configuration files for the FileReader adapter,
handler.config, from the
configFiles\fileReader.referencesubfolder to the
configFilesfolder, for example:
copy configFiles\fileReader.reference\*.config configFiles
Overwrite existing files in the
If desired, delete obsolete files. Only the following folders and files are required in the
fileReaderfolder to use the adapter:
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fileReader ├── configFiles │ ├── handler.config │ └── fileReader.config ├── lib │ └── unified-adapter-[version].jar └── log.properties
In addition, we recommend you keep the following:
runAdapter.batbatch file for starting the adapter on Microsoft Windows
fileReader.referencesubfolder in the
configFilesfolder for reference purposes
Configuring the Adapter
Configuration settings for the FileReader adapter are required in the following configuration files:
Edit the files with a plain text editor.
handler.config file contains general configuration settings for connecting the adapter to the EnterpriseConnect Agent:
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The settings have the following meaning:
protocol: The identifier of the adapter. If you install the adapter several times in your environment, the identifier must be unique for each of the installations, for example,
protocolClass: The adapter's Java class.
agentHost: The IP address and port of the EnterpriseConnect Agent.
pingFrequency: The frequency in milliseconds in which the adapter pings the EnterpriseConnect Agent.
adapterConnectionInterval: The frequency in milliseconds in which the adapter tries to connect to the EnterpriseConnect Agent.
offlineLogsMaxSize: The maximum number of log entries that the adapter collects locally and sends to the EnterpriseConnect Agent when it re-connects to it after it was disconnected.
maxNumberOfLogsInBatch: The maximum number of log entries the adapter sends to the EnterpriseConnect Agent at a time. A value of
0means that the number of log entries sent at a time is unlimited.
trueif the EnterpriseConnect Agent is configured and running as a cluster,
clusterAgentsHttpAddressList: The IP addresses and ports of the EnterpriseConnect Agent cluster, if
clusterEnabledis set to
fileReader.config file contains specific settings for the adapter:
The setting has the following meaning:
basePath: The absolute path starting from which the files to be accessed by means of the adapter are stored. This path will be prepended to any file paths and names received from RunMyProcess DigitalSuite. For example:
Note: Make sure to use proper escape characters for navigating through folders on Microsoft Windows, for example:
Starting the Adapter
The adapter needs to be running to be able to access local files.
Before you start the adapter, make sure that the DigitalSuite EnterpriseConnect Agent is running.
To start the adapter:
Change to the
Execute the following command, depending on the operating system:
On Microsoft Windows: Execute the
On Linux: Execute the following command directly, or create and execute a corresponding shell script to do so:
java -Djava.util.logging.config.file=./log.properties -cp lib/* org.runmyprocess.sec2.AdapterHandler
Using the Adapter
If everything is configured and running correctly, you can place requests from RunMyProcess DigitalSuite to retrieve files from the local environment.
[port] are the IP address and port of the EnterpriseConnect Agent.
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You can find a sample request like the one above in the
fileReader.reference\InputJSONExample.txt file in the
fileReader installation folder.
The expected return is a JSON object that looks as follows:
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file contains the return information,
file.file is the file content in base64-encoding.