Retrieving files in a S3 bucket using the latest modified date

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Retrieving files in a S3 bucket using the latest modified date

Hi All,
For every 2 hours i get a new JSON file in a S3 bucket  and i have to take latest  modified file so that i can map it the relevant sql table for output. The named of the file differ as they are generated depending on the day they are processed. 


EX : Fri Mar 09 2018 11:22:54 GMT+0000 (UTC).json

       Wed Mar 14 2018 10:09:15 GMT+0000 (UTC).json

can some one help me how to implement this using Talend.
Thanks in advance.



Re: Retrieving files in a S3 bucket using the latest modified date


To accomplish getting the newest file, we will get a list of files by using tS3get then get the properties for each of them. We will then sort the file properties by "mtime" or the last modified time and then grab the oldest for further processing. 

1) tFileList: this component is configured to look for files.
2) tFileProperties: this component will retrieve the properties for each file. 
3) tBufferOutput: this component will store the file properties in memory so we can sort them once we've got info on all the files.
4) tBufferInput: this component will read from the buffer we populated with file property information
5) tSortRow: this component will sort the files by mtime descending (meaning the oldest file will be first in the list)
6) tSampleRow: this component is how we grab only the first row coming out of tSortRow


Let us know if it is OK with you.

Best regards



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Re: Retrieving files in a S3 bucket using the latest modified date

What if your files on S3 are large?

It's unrealistic to pull all files locally and then get properties.

Ideally you could use tS3List to get the modified date as a param and then decide using this to which Key to pull down locally?


It's a shame as there is an tFTPFileProperties too, nothing for S3.



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