Waiting File Monitor

Waiting File Monitor

The file monitor batch script is purposefully designed to wait for files in a folder before subsequent downstream processes are started. This is useful in integration applications where there are dependencies on such files or resources to be present before those processes ca n be initialised.

Rem Desc   : This script when activated waits for files in a folder to be present. When  the specified is available it then proceeds to start a SQL Agent job to kick subsequent processes.

@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion

:: Set variables
set "folderPath=\\bhxappfs01\InhouseApps\UAT\Blue Yonder\Outbound"  REM Path to the folder to monitor
set "ssisJobName=Dashboard_CostPriceDeltaOutput"  REM Name of the SQL Server Agent job

:: File patterns to look for
set "patterns=PMM_DB_IB01_ PMM_DB_IB02_ PMM_DB_ADJ_ PMM_DB_BR02_"

:: Initialize an array to keep track of found files
set "foundFiles="

:: Loop through the file patterns and find the most recent files
for %%P in (%patterns%) do (
    set "mostRecentFile="
    for /f "delims=" %%F in ('dir /b /o-d "%folderPath%\%%P" 2^>nul') do (
        if not defined mostRecentFile (
            set "mostRecentFile=%%F"
            set "foundFiles=!foundFiles! %%F"

:: Check if all four files are found and output their filenames and extensions
for %%P in (%patterns%) do (
    echo Looking for %%P...
    if not "!foundFiles: %%P=!"=="" (
        set "filename="
        for %%F in (!foundFiles: %%P=!) do (
            set "filename=%%~nF"
            set "extension=%%~xF"
            echo %%P found: !filename!!extension!
    ) else (
        echo %%P not found. Waiting for all files...
        goto continueWaiting

:: All four files are found; trigger the SSIS job
echo All required files found. Triggering the SSIS job...
sqlcmd -S YOUR_SERVERNAME -Q "EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_start_job @job_name = '%ssisJobName%'"

:: Pause for a specified time (e.g., 5 minutes)
timeout /t 300 >nul
goto loop