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Cannot locate a file using File Existence Monitor

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Updated June 8, 2018


In most circumstances, File Existence Monitor can locate a file if the queried file is on the polling engine. However, the * wildcard may not work correctly and the queried file may not be found on a monitored node.


  • All SAM versions of SAM


Ensure that the file path specification contains the variable for the IP address. When using this specification, you can use the * wildcard to check if the file exists.


For example, if you check the path D:\XLFRE_PRD\logs\java_pid4341.hprof , 4341 could be any number. 


The correct file path specification to enter into the monitor would be:



When you test the monitor to check if a file exists, make sure you are using the entire file name and the extension is NOT hidden from view in File Explorer.




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