We have a workflow process that is exposed as a watched folder endpoint. One of the users who drops files into the folder had his computer set to the year 2049 and so all the files are marked with that date. We found that these files were not being picked up by the watched folder. We found that other files that were dropped that had their computer set to today's date were processed.
I was hoping someone from Adobe could comment on this? Is this known? i dont see it in any documentation that states that its based on the file date. the closest i see is http://help.adobe.com/en_US/livecycle/9.0/adminHelp/admin.htm?content=000107.html
The provider.file_scan_service performs these tasks:
which would imply the 2049 files would be picked up last but if they are the only files in the folder shouldnt they eventually be picked up in the next scan? i dont think they'll ever be picked up til 2049 which is too late.
Also to add a twist, our users are in India while our watched folder is in north america. So they clocks are automatically 12 hrs ahead. does that mean they wont be picked up for 12 hours?
I'm not sure whether it use to work earlier as well or not and neither anything about this mentioned in watched folder documents. But the fact is documents with future date in Watched Folder doesn't even work with ES4 as well. Why I'm doubtful about this feature because LiveCycle other components like Digital Signature or Reader Extensions doesn't support documents with future dates.
But anyways, I'll ask the concerned team to check it and then either fix it if it's a functionality break compare to previous ES env or update the documents accordingly.