I am trying to create a simple Watch Folder:
1) Take input of an XML file
2) Create a PDF using XML and XDP (Using "Generate Non-Interactive PDF") - Using a workflow
3) Write PDF to output folder
The workflow works (I've tested it).
The Watch folder gives a PathNotFound Exception on the payload:
However, if I pause the Workflow instance using a "Participant Step", I can see that the input XML has actually written to the path:
Is this a bug?
Additionally - the documentation is quite unclear - there is a setting on the Watched Folder "Payload Mapper Filter" which is not described
I can't see how to get a file output from the Watched Folder...
Caused by: com.adobe.granite.workflow.WorkflowException: com.adobe.granite.workflow.WorkflowException: com.adobe.fd.output.internal.exception.OutputServiceException: AEM_OUT_001_003:Unexpected Exception: Error of type 'javax.jcr.PathNotFoundException' thrown on attempting operation 'CONNECT' on URL 'crx:/etc/fd/watchfolder/staging/watch-folder/Pxc70daf9d779acfdd9e95d9bf/report.xml'. Message = [Node with path /etc/fd/watchfolder/staging/watch-folder/Pxc70daf9d779acfdd9e95d9bf/report.xml does not exist.]
Ah, yes - I see the problem you are facing. Yes, in this example I hardcoded the input filename, I can't remember if the use payload option worked
I think I solved this already (it was a while ago!) - let me have a look and I'll reply on the other thread
Wow - old post!
The Watch Folder functionality allows for another system to generate asynchronous file transformations without actually ingesting the file into the JCR.
This functionality originally existed in LiveCycle (which was the forerunner to AEM Forms). There are clients that still want to perform this kind of transformation
Thanks for the reply on an old post. I made a new thread with my full question since I think I'm getting into something different.
Regarding your suggestions, I don't believe I am or should be dealing with subfolders beyond including "input/" in the workflow input. I don't how to tweak folderPath and includeFilePattern to make the workflow look into a specific path. I imagine I want to include everything for testing purposes so I left includeFilePattern wide open.
It sounds like you are setting the input to include a subfolder
I think you'll need to use separate attributes for folderpath and includeFilePattern
also note that I think that a subfolder called "input" is created under your folder path automatically
This has frustrated me for weeks, so thank you for sharing.
Setting workflow input to "input/<file.extension>" seems to work only if you know what the input file name is. Is there a way around this?
I've tried "input/%F.pdf", "input/%F.%E", "input.pdf", "*.pdf", "input", the 'use payload' setting, etc. All throw the same or similar error about not finding the node.