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  • 1.  Process starts on placing a file inside a certain location

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi Everyone,

    I have a question I want to ask to the community.
    We have a business requirement where the developed process should start when an excel file is placed inside a folder in SharePoint. Currently I am using the logic of scheduling the process once a day and at the start of the process checking if an excel file exist in the location, if yes the bot will move ahead otherwise will end the process there.

    If anyone from the community has any suggestion of achieving the business requirement please guide me.

    Thanks and Regards
    Rajnish Pandey

  • 2.  RE: Process starts on placing a file inside a certain location

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi @Rajnish Pandey,

    If you're experienced in developing Windows services or even just a regular console application in .NET, which could be scheduled under the Windows scheduler, you could write a small application that monitors the folder w/o tying up a BP license until it's actually needed. If you go the Windows service route you could monitor the folder continually using the FileSystemWatcher class of .NET and then launch the necessary BP process from using AutomateC when the new file is created.

    UPDATE: I forgot that a developer on my team actually created a standard service for this functionality. You can find it on the Digital Exchange at the following link. Download it, give it a go, and let us know what you think.


    Eric Wilson
    Director, Integrations and Enablement
    Blue Prism Digital Exchange

  • 3.  RE: Process starts on placing a file inside a certain location

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi @Eric Wilson,

    Thank you for the solution, I will try it and let you know if this fix would work for our process.

    Rajnish Pandey

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