Understanding File Ready Delay and Its Impact on Processing Time

To ensure files are fully written before processing, our application uses a “file ready delay”. This is a configurable setting in INPUT settings. This prevents a file from being picked up from the input folder while it is still being written.

It’s important to note that this "file ready delay" does not add N seconds to the processing time of each file. Instead, the "file ready delay" for all files in the input folder elapses simultaneously. Therefore, when multiple files are added to the folder at once, the "file ready delay" time does not stack up for each file individually. As a result, the overall impact on total processing time is significantly less than it might initially appear.