External Folder in File Listener?

I need to configure a listener to specify a folder which is present in other system where PRPC is not deployed. How can i do that? Please give any example for the path.


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March 11, 2011 - 10:43am

A folder on a network file system, or maybe a shared drive? If the folder has a virtual path that is visible to the PRPC system, use that. Otherwise you would need to have some agent process that would periodically copy files to a local folder, possibly via FTP.

March 11, 2011 - 3:36pm

Thanks for the response. Can you please give me any example how the virtual path will looks like?


March 11, 2011 - 4:03pm

A virtual folder is referenced the same way an actual folder is. You just need to map (Windows) or mount (Linux/Unix) a drive so that it appears as a folder on the machine PRPC is running on. If you don't have permissions to do this yourself, talk to a network administrator or someone from IT.

December 23, 2013 - 11:05pm


did anyone figure out how to access files on a remote system, other then having java code in an activity?

Jay H

October 1, 2015 - 1:29am


We had similar type of requirement, where we need to access a file from windows FTP location.

To impliment this requirement, write a unix shell script which is run through activity. This unix shell script has ftp comments which pull the file from windows FTP location to Pega Unix drive. And, once the file  available in Unix drive we can easyly access the file from Pega.