Watch FTP Folder Node

The watch FTP folder node is an input node that monitors a designated folder based on a specified interval and file filter. Once criteria is met, the file is then processed through the flow.


General Settings

Protocol: Security protocol to use when connecting to the server

Server: URL to the directory on the FTP server

User: User name required to access the server

Password: Password for the user to access the server

Folder: the full path to a local directory (on the server) to watch for files.

Note: This directory is local to where the server is running not the PAS Manager and so the file path must follow the format set by the operating system of the server.

Include Subfolders: Check the this option to include any files found in folders within the specified folder.

Interval: Frequency which the specified folder is scanned for newly arrived files. The server measures this interval from the end of the last watch cycle.

File Filter

Options that define the properties of the files to be picked up

File Name Pattern: List of allowed extensions separated by a comma and a space. (For example: .png, .jpeg, .jpg, .tiff). You may select a file name pattern, including the asterisk character. The server will limit its view to those files which match the pattern.

Note: Use the File Types chooser to easily insert file name patterns for common file types

Created: Picks up files that are created Before or After the specified date

Modified: Picks up files that are modified Before or After the specified date

File Size: Picks up files that are Less Than or Greator Than specified size

Advanced Settings


Timeout in Seconds: If no data is sent or received during an operation for the specified time, the connection will be retried.

Reconnection Settings

Maximum number of retries: Sets the maximum number of retry attempts before the server gives up.

Delay between failed attempts: Time to wait between retry attempts.

When reconnection attempts fail: Determines what to do once the retry limit has been reached:


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