Thursday, 3 January 2013

Formate Tasks - Using {autonumber} when saving copies of raw data

[Formate] When configuring a task within formate server, you can configure the options to save a copy of the raw data received by formate to be processed. To prevent overwriting of the raw data files a unique  naming convention can be set up. One of the options for this is {autonumber}. Using {autonumber} inserts a sequential number into the raw data saved file name and is taken from a global sequence of numbers shared between all tasks on the formate server. This means that it is not necessarily true that 2 consecutive data files for one task will have consecutive numbers if one or more data files for other tasks, also using the autonumber feature in the saving of the raw data files, have been processed in between them. (pca)