This scenario describes a one-component Job that calls a system routine to create an empty file with the date and time of creation in the file name.
In the Palette, click , then drop a tFileTouch component onto the
This component allows you to create an empty file.
- Double-click the component to open its Basic settings view in the Component tab.
- In the File Name field, enter the path to the file to be created between double quotes, or click [...] and browse to an existing file, and modify the file name if needed.
- Add a plus symbol (+) in the File Name field.
Press Ctrl+Space to open a list of all of the routines,
and in the auto-completion list which appears, select
TalendDate.getDateto use the Talend routine which allows you to obtain the current date.
Modify the format of the date provided by default, if required.
Warning: If you are working on Windows, the ":" characters in the time format are not allowed in file names and must be removed or replaced.
Add another plus symbol (+) and then enter the file extension between double
- Press F6 to run the Job.
The tFileTouch component creates an empty file with the creation date and time in the file name as specified in the File Name field.