I wrote a different TDI blog discussing the Before Initialize Hook. That blog discussed setting the filter in an Iterator. Here is another use for the Before Initialize Hook, this time in a File System Connector. As I mentioned in prior PathMaker Group blogs Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) is a pretty neat tool that comes packaged with IBM Tivoli Identity Manager (ITIM) with a bunch of Connectors. This blog will relate to the File System Connector.
Have you ever wanted to build create a File System Connector that creates a file that has a unique value so the process can run multiple times a day or week and you don’t have to worry about overlaying the file? This can be accomplished with the Before Initialize. In this case the process will only run once a day so only the date is added to the end of the file name. Read more