July 2, 2013
Feature of the Month
"Single Archive" option in FileCatalyst HotFolder
Many file transfer protocols—including FTP—suffer from very poor performance when transferring several small files. The reason is that there are typically a couple of commands that need to be sent prior to each file transfer to initialize it. For example, in FTP you would need to send a PASV command, followed by the STOR command in order to start a transfer.
With the "Single Archive" feature enabled, FileCatalyst HotFolder will start to build a single archive file that contains all of the small files. And with the Progressive feature enabled, FileCatalyst doesn't wait for the archive to be completely built before the transfer starts, but rather starts to transfer immediately. The result can be amazing!
July Webinar: How to Automate Content Submission into FileCatalyst Workflow
A useful feature available in FileCatalyst Workflow is the ability to integrate with the FileCatalyst HotFolder desktop application. Users can not only use the HotFolder for file submission, but may also use it to automate transfers between a user's storage area and a watched (“hot”) folder on their system. Our July Webinar will focus on configuring FileCatalyst HotFolder for these scenarios and answer any related questions.
Poll for Availability
You may be aware that FileCatalyst HotFolder will check the availability of your Sites and HotFolders on start up, but you can also configure periodic checks. In the "settings" area is a tab called “Polling”. There, you can enable Site and HotFolder polling and specify an interval. In addition, the status of Sites and HotFolders is checked when a transfer starts and the UI is updated accordingly.
Tips and Tricks
Adding contacts to the address book
In FileCatalyst Workflow, users have the option to save email addresses for faster, more efficient scheduling of future transfers. Whenever a user includes an email address in a notification list, those emails can be saved by hitting the address book icon. A user can then use the address book screen to add/remove/edit their contacts.
The system administrator may also proactively add contacts to a user's address book, these contacts are called "global contacts". Furthermore, only a system administrator is allowed to edit/remove/add global contacts or enable/disable global contacts functionality. If global contacts functionality is enabled, users may use the filter option to view contacts by type: All, Global or Personal.
From the Blog
Better Form Uploads
We have updated HTTP uploads in our Servlet and web applications. Learn how and why. Read more on the change.
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