Actually, I created File Drop automation to import data into Data Extension. I dropped different files into the same file location. After the completion of automation flow - it imports data of the previous file again or sample set file data imports again. I have no idea what's happening! Anyone face this kind of issue.

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    I dropped File with Name LIke FILE_20181125.csv, FILE_20181126, both file has the same set of column & different data set for import.I dropped a File 1 and automation triggered import activity imports data into DE at end of process moved all data into other DE using ssjs script activity. After some time, I dropped File 2 with different dataset, import activity imports same data of Previous file (File 1).
    – user60922
    Nov 26 '18 at 14:22
  • Yes @Gortonington, I'm using "Begin With" - "FILE_" as a keyword. I need to multiple files. Even I removed all existing files and again dropped new files in it, import activity imports old data into data extension. I have no idea how it's happening?
    – user60922
    Nov 27 '18 at 13:56
  • Thanks, @Gortonington. I saw this in some other threads. what does it mean? can you help me get more detail about this like any documentation?
    – user60922
    Nov 27 '18 at 14:39
  • Here is a related SFSE answer I gave previously: (salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/112907/…) and here is the help docs from SF (help.salesforce.com/…) Nov 27 '18 at 14:46
  • Hey @Gortonington, Still I getting old file data into Data extension - currently File Naming Pattern: %%FILENAME_FROM_TRIGGER%% in import activity & No File Pattern in File Drop setup. Any other suggestion
    – user60922
    Nov 28 '18 at 9:28

Use the date variables in your file name. I.e.: filename_%%month%%%%day%%%%year%%.csv

Your file name would then be named “filename_04132019.csv”

In the import activity settings there are two options you can choose:

  • Skip import if last import was less than [x] hours Fail import if file is older than [x] hours.
  • Allow System Buffer of [0] hours

The system will pick up the latest file and depending on your settings, will skip or fail imports if it doesn’t meet the criteria.

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