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File fetch from external souce... http adapter, file adapter, or...

Hi - Hopefully this is a straight-forward question. I need to fetch a file from an external source (vendor) using a url that they provided us. Secondly, the url and file change each run. Here is the scenario:

#1.

- our side (PI 7.11) calls their webservice A to tell them to generate a report, and a report handle id is passed back to us (this part works)

- our side (PI 7.11) calls their webservice B with that report id to get a https url string (this part works). E.g. return url is https://pvab70barp.companyb.com/reports/ODbsPPSBIQxPs/u1/u1_1307128013471215.csv

- our side (PI 7.11) then needs to go fetch the contents of that file... again, the file is over at their site

#2.

The next time we run this we would get an entirely different url string

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So to solve #1, it seems to me that the HTTP adapter can be used (can it be used though given the url is https?). I don't think FILE adapter can be used as I believe it needs the file to reside on the local file system.

To solve #2, it appears some dynamic configuration of the url is needed. Is their an easy way?

If anyone has thoughts on these then I would appreciate hearing back from you with your comments. I have not worked with either of these adapters yet.

Thanks,

Keith

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