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# CF -File import check

Posted on 2011-03-08
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I have the following procedure where if the import file exists then the import procedure runs and the file is moved to an archive folder and then the file is deleted since another import would mess up the data.  Then a email is generated informing that it has run. There is just one import per day.  We have found out that sometimes another file is sent in error.  What I am trying to do is check the archive folder for testfile.csv and if the file date is equal to Now() then do not run the procedure since that means that it is today's file import and it has already run and also to send a email alerting that another file is trying to import.

Any help is appreciated.
<cfif FileExists("C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\testfile.csv")>

<cfloop index="record" list="#csvfile#" delimiters="#chr(10)##chr(13)#">

Import procedure

<cffile action="copy" source="C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\testfile.csv" destination="C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\dataarchive\testfile.csv">
<cffile action = "delete" file = "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\testfile.csv">

<cfmail to="DBA@company.com"
from="webmaster@company.com"
subject="file complete successful"
type="text">
file complete successful
</cfmail>

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Question by:JohnMac328
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Expert Comment

ID: 35072458
if the file date is equal to Now()

If by you mean the file exists and has today's date, try something like this.  Or you could modify it to check the last 24 hrs instead.

<cfset isNewFile = true>
<cfset filePath = "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\testfile.csv">
<cfif FileExists(filePath) >
<!--- if it was uploaded today --->
<cfif dateCompare(now(), GetFileInfo(filePath).FileLastModified, "d") eq 0>
<cfset isNewFile = false >
</cfif>
</cfif>

<cfif isNewFile >
.... do processing ...
</cfif>
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Author Comment

ID: 35072541
At this point don't I need to check if it is true or false before processing?

<cfif isNewFile >
.... do processing ...
</cfif>
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Expert Comment

ID: 35072545
<cfdirectory
DIRECTORY="C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\"
NAME="mydirectory"
FILTER="testfile.csv">

<CFOUTPUT query="mydirectory">#DateLastModified#</CFOUTPUT>
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Expert Comment

ID: 35072552
oops, posts crossed
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Expert Comment

ID: 35072557
At this point don't I need to check if it is true or false before processing?

That's what it does. It's shorthand for saying

<cfif isNewFile eq true>
it's okay to do processing
</cfif>
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Author Comment

ID: 35072591
It has a problem with this

Element FILELASTMODIFIED is undefined in a CFML structure referenced as part of an expression.

The error occurred in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\: line 25

23 :
24 : <cfif FileExists("C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\")>
25 :     <cfif dateCompare(now(), GetFileInfo(filePath).FileLastModified, "d") eq 0>

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Expert Comment

ID: 35072653
<cfif FileExists("C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\")>

That's not a file, it's a directory.  Both functions require the CSV file path

<cfif FileExists("C:\myFileName.csv")>
<cfif dateCompare(now(), GetFileInfo(C:\myFileName.csv).FileLastModified, "d") eq 0>
....
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Author Comment

ID: 35072666
I removed the actual file names for security reasons, it is a valid path I am working with.
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Author Comment

ID: 35072686
If you can delete the post I can post the actual code I have
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Expert Comment

ID: 35072711
No, only moderators can do that.  But best not to post it at all.  Btw: you could always replace the path with "c:\path\to\dummyFileName.csv".

Anyway, are you running CF8+?  If you're on MX7 you'll have to use cfdirectory.  Otherwise, maybe CF8 doesn't like the direct variable access.  Try this instead

<cfset isNewFile = true>
<cfset filePath = "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\testfile.csv">
<cfif FileExists(filePath) >
<!--- if it was uploaded today --->
<cfset csvInfo = GetFileInfo(filePath )>
DEBUGGING: <cfdump var="#csvInfo#">
<cfif dateCompare(now(), csvInfo.FileLastModified, "d") eq 0>
<cfset isNewFile = false >
</cfif>
</cfif>

.... rest of code
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Author Comment

ID: 35072781
The dump showed all the file information correctly and then gave this error

Element FILELASTMODIFIED is undefined in CSVINFO.

<cfif dateCompare(now(), csvInfo.FileLastModified, "d") eq 0>
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Author Comment

ID: 35072787
Using CF8
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Author Comment

ID: 35072812

struct
canWrite YES
isHidden NO
lastmodified {ts '2011-03-08 13:11:56'}
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Accepted Solution

_agx_ earned 2000 total points
ID: 35072969
Sorry my bad. The field name is "lastModified" not "FileLastModified".

ie Should be
<cfif dateCompare(now(), csvInfo.LastModified, "d") eq 0>
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ID: 35073054
That seemed to work, thanks as always agx!
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