Does WA Agent support regular expressions with File Trigger Jobs?
Workload Automation Agent
Regular expressions are supported with File Trigger jobs when the System Agent is at least at release R11.3 SP4 INCREMENTAL 1 or above.
To activate this feature, new agentparm.txt setting (filemon.filename.r7regex=true) has been added to support regular expression characters.
To activate any new settings in the agentparm.txt file, you have to stop and restart the System Agent
A typical FT Job in CA WAAE might be:
insert_job: TEST_FT1 job_type: FT
description: "FT test with regular expressions"
(UNIX and Linux only) If a file name in a File Trigger job is specified with square brackets used regular expression characters, whether mixed with wildcard characters or not, the characters are not recognized as regular expression characters, resulting in a file mismatch. System Agent at Release 7 allowed square brackets to be interpreted as regular expression characters in addition to the wildcard characters “*” and “?”.
For example, a file name of *.[tT][xX][tT] will not match a file name of test.txt or text.TXT.
A new agentparm.txt setting (filemon.filename.r7regex=true) has been added to support regular expression characters.
When the following two settings are enabled, the agent emulates the Release 7 handling of these regular expression characters: