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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2017

    Default Executing Powershell Script Doesn't Proceed

    Hi Guys

    New to PDI and a bit stumped so hoping someone can help me.

    I want to download a pricing file from a website to Import into a database. The problem is that this file is generated by the website and takes about 10-20seconds to generate and then returns a zip file different from the URL link to download. I have tried using the HTTP and Copy files steps but they just return 0 bytes files on the destination folder. it feels that they dont wait for the file to download and proceed as successful.

    I have had success downloading the file with a powershell command -> (new-object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('Inputlink','Outputfile')

    I have tried executing it through a bat file in the execute a process step and also through execute shell. I have specified exit commands in the powershell script file as well as the bat but still the particular step just "hangs" and doesnt proceed even though the file is successfully downloaded. How do i get the step to proceed ?

    Any help will be much appreciated.

    Am using PDI 7.1

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2017


    Solved the problem with a workaround. I use this command line downloader - and just execute it as a shell script. Would still like to resolve the powershell script issue

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