File exists

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This steps verifies the existence of a file where the filename comes from previous steps.

The result is a boolean flag field that gets added to the input fields in the output.




Step name

Name of the step; This name has to be unique in a single transformation

Filename field

The input field that will contain the filename at runtime

Result fieldname

The name of the field that will contain the boolean flag.

Add filename to result

Enable this option if you want to add the filename to the list of filenames that can be used in the next job entry.

Include file type

Include the file type in a field.

File type field

The name of the field that will contain the file type as a String: "file", "folder", "imaginary"


samples/transformations/File exists - VFS example.ktr