Timestamp issue for file watcher
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Timestamp issue for file watcher


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CA Workload Automation AE - Business Agents (AutoSys) CA Workload Automation AE - Scheduler (AutoSys) Workload Automation Agent


If a file is created with a future time stamp (say 8 hours ahead of the current system time), a file watcher job cannot detect the existence of this file until the system time catches up with the future time stamp of the file.   Is that expected behavior?


Product: Workload Automation AE 11.3.xPlatform: Windows and LINUX/UnixDatabase: Any


A file will not be seen as present and stable by a file watcher job if the file's time stamp is ahead of the current system time.  The job must wait for the time of the file to be equal and/or older than the current time AND be steady (not still changing in regards to its file size).