Download File From Url Using CopyUrlToFile Action

Updated by Van Glass on

This custom trigger action helps to download a file from a given Url to a custom location. It also helps to download the files easily without any manual effort.


Source code and build instructions


How to download a file from a Url using CopyUrlToFile Action 

 Let me now show you how to implement that.


1. Create a Trigger to download the file

Login into admin console of JSCAPE MFT Server > Triggers and Click Add to create a Trigger

Give the trigger a Name and then select the Current Time event type from the drop-down list. 




Click Next to Step 2 where a condition can be set to execute the trigger.

Below screen shows a condition that the trigger should execute at 22 Hours 30 minute . Set the condition as Hour =22 AND Minute 30 

Once the condition is set Click Next to proceed




The step 3 asks to add an action, Add the action "CopyUrlToFile" from drop down list. If the action not found read the build instructions (Source code and build instructions) .

Click OK to proceed



The Parameters for the action "Get Logs" are;

  • Url 
  • File


As the name indicates, Url  is the path where the file is located in the internet and File is the location where the file to be downloaded. It is also possible to customize the name during download.

For example as below; 


Here Url has the value as ""  and File to be as 

"C:\Jscape\installations\Jscape MFT\11.1\"

The above means that the file will be downloaded as and that is how we can customize the name of the file that gets downloaded. 

Click OK to save the settings

That's it. Now you know how to create a trigger to download a file from a Url to Custom location.


Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Triggers, Actions