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About Connect File rules

Updated on April 6, 2022

Use a Connect File rule to define the location and name of an output file on the Pega Platform server to be created by your application.

Important: Connect File rules are no longer being actively developed and will be deprecated in Pega Platform 8.7. After an upgrade to Pega Platform 8.7 and later, you cannot create new Connect File rules. However, existing Connect File rules will continue to function. Instead, for on-premises systems, use the D_pxNewFile landing page with the defaultstore repository. For Pega Cloud systems, use the D_pxNewFile landing page with the pegacloudfilestorage repository. For more information, see Repository APIs.

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To list the Connect File rules in your application, use the Application Explorer or ConfigureIntegrationConnector Definitions & Simulations.

To list all Connect File rules that are available to you, use the Records Explorer.


To create Connect File rules directly in your application, click Create Integration-ConnectorsConnect File.

Where referenced

Connect File rules can be referenced by an activity step that uses the Connect-File method. To write an output file from a flow rule, create an activity with Activity Type set to Connect, include the Connect-File method in an activity step, and reference the activity in an Integrator shape within the flow.


A Connect File rule is an instance of the Rule-Connect-File rule type. Connect File rules belong to the Integration-Connectors category.

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