Use Service File rules to define a package of rules for importing the contents of character-based files into your Pega Platform system. This facility can import a wide variety of record-oriented files to create or update objects in your system, including text files, Comma-Separated-Value files, and completed PDF forms.
Pega Platform cannot directly process or parse binary files, such as TIFF files created by incoming faxes. Typically, these are best handled as email attachments.
Use the Application Explorer to see Service File rules in your application. Use the Records Explorer to list all Service File rules that are available to you.
A package of Service File rules operates with a file listener ( Data-Admin-Connect-FileListener class) that references the package. To parse input in the files, a Service File rule may reference Parse Structured, Parse Delimited, and Parse XML rules.
Service File rules belong to the Integration-Services category. A Service File rule is an instance of the Rule-Service-File rule type.
- Service File rules - Completing the Create, Save As, or Specialization form
- Service File form - Completing the Service tab
Use the Service tab to set up a requestor and to describe the primary page for processing.
- Service File form - Completing the Method tab
Complete the Method tab to describe how the system detects fields and records in the input files.
- Service File form - Completing the Request tab
Complete these fields to define processing and data mapping that occurs for each file or each record.
- Unit testing a Service File rule
Use the unit testing feature to verify that the operations of a service file rule function correctly before you add an external component to your testing process.