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Using Listeners (Adapters)

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Using Listeners (Adapters)

In the eiConsole a “Listener” is a type of adapter. Its task is very straight-forward. The Listener obtains data from a particular system or source and creates a transaction from it, this transaction is then passed along through the various functional Stages of the eiConsole. A system’s requirements generally dictates the type of listener (or communications protocol) you need to use. When configuring a Route you’ll need to select a Listener that is appropriate to the source system to which you’re trying to connect and retrieve data from.

In the eiConsole, to configure a Listener you select the Listener stage in the eiConsole Assembly Line. You then simply select from a drop down menu of available listener types and fill out the corresponding panel. Out of the box, the eiConsole comes with a large variety of Listener Types that can meet virtually any requirement.

Note: to view all the eiConsole Listeners, click Available Listener Types.

Using Listeners in the eiConsole

Select the Listener icon from the main route grid.

The Listener configuration tab will appear at the bottom of your screen.

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Select the Listener type that is most appropriate to your Source System from the list provided. Here we have selected Directory / File.

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Once a Listener type is selected, you will see a set of configuration panels appear. In this case you have Basic, Advanced, Postprocess, Scheduling and Criteria items.

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Each type of listener will have its own set of configuration settings which must be filled out after selecting the appropriate Listener. These settings are presented on a set of tabs with the required elements marked with a red dot.

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Note the differences in the configuration settings between the two Listeners. For the FTP Listener, a Polling Directory must be specified as well as a host.

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For a complete list of available Listener types, click link below

eiConsole II – Adapters – Types of Listeners (Documentation)

If you have a need for a particular listener that is not listed below please contact us at support@pilotfishtechnology.com.

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