How to Import & Export Triggers | JSCAPE

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 @ 03:32 AM

If you've been using JSCAPE MFT Server, you know how important triggers are in automating business processes. In fact, many of our customers have hundreds of triggers (some even have over a thousand) running on their MFT Server instances. In these scenarios, it's always useful to have the ability to copy trigger configurations from one domain or server to another. 

The ability to copy triggers can save you the trouble of having to re-create triggers on a new domain or MFT Server instance, which can be a very time-consuming and error-prone process. You'll be happy to know there's an easy way to do this. In recent versions of JSCAPE MFT Server, you can actually export and import triggers. Let me show you how to do it. 

Let's say we have a set of triggers on the mftserver1 domain and you want to copy them on a the mftserver2 domain. 


navigate into domain


Just go to the triggers module, select the trigger(s) you want to copy and click the Export button. 


export one trigger


To select multiple triggers just use the Shift+Click or Ctrl+Click combinations.


export multiple triggers


After clicking the Export button, specify the filename for the trigger export, or you can leave the default filename as is, and then click OK. 


export triggers filename


The exported trigger file will then be automatically saved in your browser's default download folder. 

To import that file, just go to the Triggers module of your target domain and click Import. The target domain can be found on the same MFT Server instance or on another MFT Server instance. 


import triggers


You can then navigate to the trigger file, select it, and then click the OK button.


import triggers choose file


If the trigger importation succeeded, you should see a corresponding notification on the screen. 


triggers imported successfully


That's it. Now you know how to export and import triggers on JSCAPE MFT Server. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers