MEP settings for the File transport

The File transport uses a Publish Message Exchange Pattern (MEP). When creating a test by using MEP, the test will contain a publish action. Settings on the Message Exchange Pattern tab in the operation allow default options for publish actions to be specified. Subscribe actions can be added to a test and subscribe options (for example, polling interval) configured in the subscribe action.

By using the Message Exchange Pattern tab, you can specify the MEP settings.

The MEP page of the File transport.

You can only select the publish message pattern for a MEP for a File transport. In the Schema panel you can select the schema or format that you want to apply. In the Binding panel you can override the file name pattern that is defined in the transport under File Name Pattern Override, and tags can be used to select the file name pattern location and name dynamically.

Note: If the override is a simple file name, it's resolved relative to the directory from the transport. If the override contains a directory (or directories), it overrides the entire path, including the directory from the transport.

The following options can be enabled or disabled when you are writing to a file by using the publish action.