Testing with the File transport

As with any other transport, the File transport includes both logical and physical configurations. Tests and stubs are associated with the logical file, which represents an abstraction of the file and is the same for all environments. The physical File Access configuration includes connection details, and you can configure a different physical File Access for each environment.

The File transport can be used in a stub to consume from one or more files in a directory. Starting from V9.2.1 onwards, binding a File transport to a Host is deprecated. Instead a File transport is bound to a File Access resource so you can connect to and consume files from or publish new files to a remote host machine. Using the File transport, you can stub file based interactions, for example, a stub runs and when a new file appears at a certain location its contents are used to drive events into the stub for subsequent processing, for example, sending a WebSphere® MQ message for each line of data.