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kdmarkee
Specialist
Specialist

Loop through a set of files to find the good vs corrupt ones

I have and NPrinting job that generates several pdf files and delivers them to a folder.  Once in a blue moon a pdf will have "_[FAILED]_" in the file name and the pdf is basically corrupt and won't open.

If it is possible, I'd like some scripting help on how I could loop through this set of files and 

1) find the ones that are not "failed" (this I have figured out)

2) find the ones that are "failed" (I cannot seem to get this work because the file functions don't seem to execute on a corrupt pdf file)

Then once I have this info, I can leverage it in an NPrinting report that I will email myself as a means of notification that I need to address that pdf (which entails running my report for that particular pdf scenario via On Demand so I will have a successful pdf to replace the failed one).

Thanks.

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marcus_sommer
MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Maybe with something like this:

for each file in filelist('Path\File*.pdf')
   if wildmatch('$(file)', '*_[FAILED]_*') then
      ...
   end if
next

- Marcus

kdmarkee
Specialist
Specialist
Author

I think my issue was that it did not like it when I used "from '$(file)'" in my IF test to build a table.  I guess if it is corrupt maybe it cannot be used as a source to load from.

marcus_sommer
MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Loading from a pdf-file isn't possible because it's not a data-file. Further your logic may miss appropriate brackets around the path in the case that there any spaces or other special chars - means something like: [$(file)]. In the case that there are various file-types included from your file-pattern you need to consider it within the file-format statement.

- Marcus

QFabian
Specialist II
Specialist II

Another way can be put this inside the for next :

Load

'$(file)'  as File,

findoneof('$(file)', '_[FAILED]_')  as FileFlag

Autogenerate(1);

 

So if the flag is >0, is a corrupted file.

QFabian