We are coordinating sending a ACH FTP to a bank, and getting back the Ack file also via polling the bank’s FTP site (unless by chance the bank can FTP to us, yet to be determined). Let’s suppose that we have to poll the Bank’s FTP site, and that we are in an orchestration doing correlation, so that the orch. is dehydrated, waiting on the corresponding Ack file to come back matching back to the request to transfer funds.
That’s the setup – now here is my question. When you enable a receive port, will it poll within a few second after starting it. So for example, I might set the polling interval to one day, but then I want to schedule the receive for 8am each morning, or maybe even daily 8am and 10am. I could write a WMI/VbScript to disable/reenable the port at these two times.
Or perhaps I should set the service window to 8am to 10am and poll every 2 hours.
I can try different things, I was just wondering if anybody had any suggestions.
If you wish to poll every day then the service window is your best bet.
If you wish more control the check out the BTSServiceWindows for BizTalk Server 2004 by BrianLoesgen on GotDotNet.
My preference would be to use the service window from 8:00am to 10:00am and poll every 10 minutes If you only poll once and the file is not there you will have to wait a whole day before trying again. The FTP adapter will remove the file, so you do not have to worry about getting the file twice.
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