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How To Schedule Automated File Uploads From Your Server To Box Cloud Storage

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Oct 25, 2019 @ 05:06 AM

The ability to transfer files automatically to a cloud-based storage solution like Box.com can be a valuable asset to businesses who want to benefit from the scalability and cost-efficiency of the cloud or who simply need to transfer data to a trading partner's online storage. In this post, we'll teach you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server to carry out scheduled automated file uploads to Box.

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

How To Append a TimeStamp To Each File Downloaded From Another Server

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 @ 03:40 AM

[Last updated October 10, 2019] Whenever we download files from an external server on a regular basis, we often like to rename each file so that they follow a certain format. This would make it easier for us to group, sort or manage them whenever the need arises. One common practice is to append a timestamp at the end of the filename. This article will teach you how to automate the entire process using JSCAPE MFT Server Triggers.

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

How to Schedule Automated File Transfers Using a Regex

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 @ 02:30 AM

[Last updated September 26, 2019] One of the reasons why our clients love Triggers is because this feature makes it so easy to set up unmanned, automated file transfers that run overnight or over the weekend. But sometimes, you'll want to specify more than just a schedule. One particular client, for example, wanted to restrict a scheduled download to a certain set of files, which he wanted to specify using a regular expression or regex. This post details the steps we recommended for him to achieve that.

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

How To Address the IT Skills Gap In The Manufacturing Industry

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Aug 03, 2019 @ 07:45 PM

While the IT skills gap is sometimes exaggerated, there are some industries where the tech talent shortage is really a major issue. One of those industries is manufacturing. Despite growing adoption of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, analytics, robotics and automation, which are often perceived to eliminate jobs, manufacturers are actually faced with a widening skills gap. Meaning, there are actually more jobs to fill. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, SFTP, Triggers, FTPS, AS2

Capturing & Responding to Trigger Errors in JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by Chris Frisch on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 04:48 AM

[Last updated July 25, 2019] In this article, we will discuss how to use the Trigger Error Event Type to capture errors and respond to them.  In the example we are going to walk through, we will be using the Trigger Error Event Type to capture the error from a failed trigger action of another trigger and send an email to the administrator. 

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

Sending SMS Notifications of JSCAPE MFT Server Events Via Amazon SNS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 27, 2019 @ 08:37 PM

In a previous post, we outlined the steps of setting up JSCAPE MFT Server to publish messages to Amazon SNS. This setting us useful in cases when you want server admins to receive notifications regarding certain events on your managed file transfer server. Now, in that tutorial, the notifications were sent via email. But what if you want to send them through an SMS text message instead? You'll learn how to do that here.

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

Preparing Trading Partner Servers For SFTP Automation

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 23, 2019 @ 06:20 AM

[Last updated March 23, 2019] Driven by security concerns and regulatory mandates, most companies now prefer the use of secure file transfer protocols when exchanging data with trading partners. The usual protocol of choice is SFTP. But having to set up SFTP connections, which typically include hostnames/IP addresses, usernames, passwords, client keys, etc. for every single automated transaction can be a pain. With JSCAPE MFT Server, it's possible to reduce the steps you'd normally take in applying SFTP automation to certain business processes. Let's show you how to do that.

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

Complete List of JSCAPE MFT Server Event Types

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 04, 2019 @ 05:29 AM

JSCAPE MFT Server users can easily look up a description of each trigger event type by simply clicking the question mark icon after selecting an event type at the start of a trigger creation process. However, if you're still starting out and just want a quick overview of every single event type available, that process can be very time consuming. You might want to check out the list below instead.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Preventing Duplicate Trigger Executions In A MFT Server HA Cluster By Using the Health Monitor Action

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 09:18 AM

One of the challenges of setting up an MFT Server active-active high availability cluster is in preventing duplicate trigger executions, especially for triggers that use the Current Time event or Directory Monitor-based events. Most of the time, you only want one node in the cluster to execute a particular trigger. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Tutorials, Triggers

Segregating Files Received From Different AS2 Trading Partners

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 03:06 AM

Files coming in via unauthenticated AS2 file transfers are stored in one common directory. However, in most cases, you would like to segregate files according to their sending trading partner. This post will teach you how to set up MFT Server for that. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers, AS2