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File Trigger Events

GroundRunners can watch the file system and react to changes to a file or set of files that match the filter. This feature allows Chains to be executed when a particular Event Type occurs to a file.

Command Parameters

NameSet the name of the trigger
ConnectionList of GroundRunner Connections
DirectoryThe directory to watch for file events
File Name FilterAn explicit file name or use of wildcards such as multiple characters (*) and or single characters (?) are supported  
Sensitivity (in seconds)The number of seconds to wait after a particular event has occurred
Event Type
  • Create
  • Modify
  • Delete 
  • Rename
  • Permission change
Trigger Active ToggleToggle switch to turn trigger on / off

File Triggers and GroundRunners

Only OneCloud GroundRunners support File Triggers.

Chain Triggers must be the first Command

Chain Triggers must be the designated Start Command.

File Trigger Setup Example

Please note that when creating a file trigger, the parameter Directory to watch for file events needs to be set. The input box actively reads the directory structure of the chosen GroundRunner and it is necessary to type each directory in its entirety before moving to the next directory. Once the desired directory path has been created, use the <TAB> key to move to the next field.

Run Example

In the following example, a text file is edited and saved. This event invokes the OneCloud File Trigger and the results of the change are subsequently viewed with a List File Content

What's Next?

Learn how to use the Anaplan Export New Record Trigger.

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