Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
The Monitor File activity invokes a runbook when files that you specify in folders and sub-folders have changed. You can monitor a file that indicates the completion of a transaction. For example, there are nightly transfers sent to your runbook server, and when the transfer is complete a file with the name "Complete" is written to the folder. This activity can automatically invoke a runbook that processes all the files in the folder when the "Complete" file is created.
Configuring the Monitor File Activity
Use the following information to configure the Monitor File activity.
|In folder||Type the path to the file that you are monitoring, or use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for it.|
|Include sub-folders||Select this option to copy any files within the sub-folders of the path you have specified that match the filename that you have specified.|
|Filters||Create filters with custom criteria for the files that you want to monitor. Perform the following for each filter that you want to create:
1. Click Add to open the Filter Settings dialog box.
2. From the Name drop-down list, select the criteria that you want to use. The Relation and Value menu options present custom options according to the criteria that you select from the Name list.
3. Select options from the Relation and Value items.
4. Click OK.
|Trigger if one of the files was||Select a condition to invoke the activity if the condition in the monitored file is true.|
|Trigger if file properties changed||Select a condition to invoke the activity if the condition in the monitored file is true.|
|User name||Type the user name required to access the folder if it is on a remote computer.|
|Password||Type the password required to access the folder if it is on a remote computer.|
The following table lists the published data items.
|Change type||The type of changed that was detected on the file.|
|Name and path of the file||The name and path of the file that was monitored.|
|Include sub-folders||Indicates that the Include sub-folders check box was selected.|
|Notify if changed||Indicates that the Changed check box was selected.|
|Notify if created||Indicates that the Created check box was selected.|
|Notify if deleted||Indicates that the Deleted check box was selected.|
|Notify if renamed||Indicates that the Renamed check box was selected.|
|Origin Folder||The folder that the monitored file was stored in.|
|Notify if file attributes changed||Indicates that the Attributes check box was selected.|
|Notify if file creation time changed||Indicates that the Creation time check box was selected.|
|Notify if file last access time changed||Indicates that the Last access time check box was selected.|
|Notify if file last write time changed||Indicates that the Last write time check box was selected.|
|Notify if file security changed||Indicates that the Security check box was selected.|
|User name||The user name used to access the folder if it was on a remote computer.|