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Inter-application file sink

What is eFILE?

eFILE, as a file sink, allows an asynchronous file management exchange between batch processes.

File authors and users are now enabled to benefit of a functional link to the file content without getting hindered by technical dependancies or scheduling constraints​. A creator can load its files to an identifier within the sink, to be later extracted by one or more readers.​ When several files are loaded under the same identifier, they can be merged during extraction.


Differentiate your functional dependencies from your scheduling dependencies

What are the benefits of eFILE?

A job loading a file in the sink does not need to know its consumer. Similarly, adding a consumer does not require any alteration of the issuer.

An identifier can be best described as "optional"; the absence of files will not cause a consumer error: the output file will be created empty. However a "mandatory" identifier will cause a consumer interruption (error) if no deposit has been made.

The consumer's scheduling may be completely independent from the creator's scheduling.

Loading a file can generate an event, which can cover multiple identifiers. For example: the release of an application, or an exterior transfer when a set of identifiers have received a file.

What are the key features of eFILE?


Configuration check

Anticipates inconsistencies through format checking with z/Os

Duplicate Check

Controls for norms

and standards


Manages the conservation of files according to their defined contained period. Allows files to be restored for an additional extraction.


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