Recommended time period for Hot Folder checking


Is there a recommended time period for the Hot Folder Checking ("Check Hot Folder every...") option?


There is no official recommended minimum limit to the Hot Folder checking time period. Basically, it all depends on the environment, the specification of the machine in use (RAM/CPU), etc.

However, please note that if the interval is too small, it might lead to incorrect program behavior. Please consider not lowering the interval below 20 seconds to avoid mistakes on import.

There is the following example of possible incorrect behavior:

  • Hot folder checking time = 1 sec: out of 100 files 96 files were successfully processed, while 4 files went to the Exception folder
  • Hot folder checking time = 20 sec: all 100 files were successfully processed.

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