Utilizing FILE_STABLE on AS400 File Events

Discussion created by Spencer_Cockrell_39 on Feb 28, 2017
We've received some specific questions lately regarding whether FILE_STABLE works on AS400. After testing, we found that we were able to utilize this parameter and make adjustments to the time required to be considered "stable", after which point the Event would successfully complete. 

During testing, we found that the Check count (via the Details view of a running Event) would not update if a specified file was not found/did not exist. We were able to confirm this behavior as designed. The Event will still complete as expected after the specified FILE_STABLE time has elapsed if the file/directory is put into place/created after the Event has been started. 

What is happening is that the Agent maintains control of the process - it continues to check on the period defined within EVENT_CHECK_INTERVAL. When the file location is not present, the Agent does not respond with a success or failure (as it technically is neither). So the Engine keeps the EVNT is a checking status. This is true across platforms, and affected the Details view of the AS400 and Windows Events that were tested.