Archiving Agent

You open the Archiving agent configuration dialog from a workflow configuration. To open the Archiving forwarding agent configuration, click  Build → New Configuration. Select  Workflow from the Configurations dialog. When prompted to  Select workflow type, select Batch. Click Add agent and select Archiving from the forwarding tab of the Agent Selection dialog.

Archiving agent configuration dialog - Archiving tab

The following options are available in the Archiving agent configuration:



Name of the Archive profile to be used when determining the attributes of the target files. 

Input Type

The agent can act on two input types. The behavior varies depending on the input type that you configure the agent with.

The default input type is bytearray. For information about the agent behavior with the MultForwardingUDR input type, see Archiving Agents MultiForwardingUDR Input.


Compression type of the target files. Determines if the agent will compress the files before storage or not.

  • No Compression - the agent will not compress the files.

  • Gzip - the agent will compress the files using gzip.


    No extra extension will be appended to the target filenames, even if compression is selected. The configuration of the filenames is managed in the  Filename Template  tab, only.

Agent Directory Name

Possibility to select one or more MIM resources to be used when naming a sub-directory in which the archived files will be stored. If more than one MIM resource is selected, the values making up the directory name will automatically be separated with a dot.


If at least one  Agent Directory Name is selected in  Directory Templates in the  Archive profile , this directory field is used.

Logged MIM Data

MIM values to be logged as meta data along with the file. This is used for identification of the files. The meta data is viewed in the Archive Inspector.


The names of the created files are determined by the settings in the Filename Template tab. For further information about the Filename Template service, see 3.1.6 Workflow Template.