apache-nifiibm-midrange

Apache Nifi put file on iSeries FTP


At this time, it isn't possible to interact with an iSeries IFS using Nifi. If this is something that you need, I recommend heading over and voting/commenting.

Opened an enhancement with ASF

Edit: I created a dynamic property pre.cmd._____ per a suggestion below and seem to still be having the same issue. Perhaps I'm not creating this correctly? I've tried quoting and a few other variations with no success: enter image description here

Looking to use Apache Nifi (1.11.4) for some near real time file movements and one requirement of mine is to FTP a file to an FTP hosted on an iSeries.

An iSeries has two formats when utilizing FTP, NAMEFMT 0 when accessing libraries, physical files, and members, and NAMEFMT 1 when accessing the IFS. More on that if you're interested...

I set up what I thought was a very simple process to get acquainted, detect when a file is placed on an SFTP, and simply move it on over to our iSeries: Nifi flow

The problem I'm having is that I'm simply trying to place the file on the IFS in my home directory /home/dkorinke. However, the PutFTP is erroring as it seems to be using NAMEFMT 0 and when changing directory to /home/dkorinke.

From the logs:

2020-06-10 21:09:36,924 ERROR [Timer-Driven Process Thread-6] o.apache.nifi.processors.standard.PutFTP PutFTP[id=a084128f-0172-1000-49e1-fdd7b9d8d129] Unable to transfer StandardFlowFileRecord[uuid=72600f74-2678-4c33-870a-f2648aac034b,claim=StandardContentClaim [resourceClaim=StandardResourceClaim[id=1591830969408-1, container=default, section=1], offset=463787, length=104801],offset=0,name=My_File.csv,size=104801] to remote host DEVQA01 due to org.apache.nifi.processor.exception.ProcessException: Unable to change working directory to /HOME/DKORINKE/: null; routing to failure

I began playing around with the Remote Path property on the PutFTP and was able to get a different error when using "/HOME/DKORINKE/". I noticed QGPL/ in front of "/HOME/DKORINKE":

2020-06-10 21:53:35,710 ERROR [Timer-Driven Process Thread-5] o.apache.nifi.processors.standard.PutFTP PutFTP[id=a084128f-0172-1000-49e1-fdd7b9d8d129] Unable to transfer StandardFlowFileRecord[uuid=14303c7c-babb-4cbf-9728-346e0afaafba,claim=StandardContentClaim [resourceClaim=StandardResourceClaim[id=1591830969408-1, container=default, section=1], offset=882991, length=104801],offset=0,name=My_File.csv,size=104801] to remote host DEVQA01 due to org.apache.nifi.processor.exception.ProcessException: Unable to change working directory to QGPL/"/HOME/DKORINKE/": null; routing to failure

So far, the only solution I can think of is to update my user profile to default to NAMEFMT 1 which I'm not entirely sure is possible. I've hit the Google pretty hard this evening but I haven't been able to find anyone having a similar use case or issue like this.


Solution

  • Wanting to close the loop on this for anyone looking to get this working.

    Using Nifi v1.22.0 and an iSeries on V7R5M0, I was able to get a simple text file to be processed via FTP onto the iSeries.

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    This now seems to work pretty out of the box with Nifi now.