To learn more about triggers in general, see section Understanding Triggers.

File trigger event occurs if:

  • monitored file changes

  • set of files in the monitored folder changes

  • a new file appears in the monitored folder

Depending on the trigger configuration, Windows operating system alerts the trigger about the changed files, or the trigger itself keeps a list of the file's last-write time stamp and fires after the file receives a newer time-stamp.


Typical usage: business system executes a transaction, which in effect generates trigger file in a shared folder. Data content might be structured in CSV, XML and other formats, or it can be structured in a legacy format. In either way, NiceLabel Automation reads the data, parses values using filters and prints them on labels. For more information on how to parse and extract data, see section Understanding Filters.