In our previous post, we showed you how to use two triggers to upload a second file only if the first upload succeeded. Here's a shorter way to do it.
You can actually perform the same task using only one (1) trigger. Let me give you an example. Let's say you've set up a scheduled file transfer that performs an SFTP file upload. For those who don't know how to do that, here are the basic steps.
1. Add a new trigger that uses the Current Time event type
Go to Triggers > Triggers tab, and then click the Add button.
Next, give the trigger a name and then select Current Time from the Event type drop-down list. Click Next to proceed.
2. Specify when you want the scheduled file transfer to run
Let's say we want our scheduled file transfer to execute every Friday at 8:30 in the evening. To set that up, enter this into the Expression box of the Trigger Conditions dialog.
(Hour = 20) AND (Minute = 30) AND (DayOfWeek = 5)
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Click the Next button to proceed.
3. Add a file upload trigger action for the first file
The next step would be to choose a file upload trigger action that would upload the first file. For this example, let's just use the SFTP File Upload trigger action.
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Once you're done, click the OK button.
You should then see your newly created trigger action. Note that this is still for the first upload. You need to add another file upload trigger action for the second file.
4. Add a file upload trigger action for the first file
Let's say the destination server for the second upload is an FTPS server. In this case, you would need the FTPS File Upload trigger action.
Enter pertinent information.
After clicking OK, you should then see your second trigger action placed right below the trigger action you created earlier. If you want to exchange their positions, thereby allowing the FTPS upload execute before the SFTP upload, then just select the FTPS File Upload trigger action and then click the Up button.
Once you're done here, click all OK buttons until you're back at the main screen. As soon as you get there, click the Apply button to finalize the trigger creation process.
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