Need node to watch directory to start automated process! Please Help!

#1

Hello!

I really need a node that will watch a directory for a new file and then start a workflow. If the directory is empty, it should just wait until the directory is not empty and then run the rest of the workflow.

I have tried several solutions connecting different nodes together and there are many issues with these solutions because they are not specifically built to work in this way. There are several people in the forum asking for this and many were interested in this type of node at the Summit as well. An example of one forum topic from many years ago is below. I can provide more details on what I have tried and why this is not working if it is helpful.

Can someone please develop this node? Thanks in advance!

Gina Righi
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#2

Hi @GinaRighi,
so you basically want an additional option for the wait node:

Instead of waiting for the creation of a specific file, you want the option to wait for that folder containing at least one file?

I created a component for you that simulates this:

best,
Gabriel

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