The File exists step verifies the existence of a file by checking filenames coming from previous steps, and adds a Boolean flag field to the input fields of the output.
The following fields are available to this transformation step:
|Specify the unique name of the File exists transformation step on the canvas. You can customize the name or leave it as the default.
|Specify the input field that will contain the filename at runtime.
|Specify the name of the field that will contain the Boolean (Y/N) flag.
|Add filename to
|Select to add the filename to the list of filenames that can be used in the next job entry.
|Include file type
|Select to include the file type in the field.
|File type field
|Specify the name of the field that contains the file type as a String (for example, file, folder, or imaginary).
NoteTo view a sample transformation in the PDI client, open the /design-tools/data-integration/samples/transformations/File exists – VFS example.ktr sample file.