• 28 May

    Create an empty file named done.txt as all the files have been moved

    Q: We are using your software for some simple file moving automation. We find it very reliable and we would like to convert our existing CMD and ps scripts to Limagito rules. We have a script which performs the following steps:

    • Copy a directory and its contents from an FTP source only if the directory name matches a certain pattern (LQJ_yyyymmdd) > OK
    • Transfer the contents of the directory to an FTP destination in the folder /Replica/yyyymmdd/LQJ > OK
    • Create an empty file named done.txt as soon as all the files have been moved to the destination (step 2) in the FTP folder /Replica/yyymmdd

    Could you give me a hint about how to perform the last step?

    A: This is possible using some Pascal Script we created for you.

    Please open the Pascal Script setup:

    limagito file mover pascal script

    • Enable and Add the following ‘On Rule Begin’ Pascal Script. The result of psVSB will be used as parameter (%VSB) in the directory filter setup.
      psExitCode:= 1;
      // ... add your code here
      psVSA := FormatDateTime('YYYYMMDD', Now);
      psVSB := '*_' + psVSA + ';' + '*\*_' + psVSA + '\*';
      psLogWrite(1, '', psVSB);

    limagito file mover on rule begin pascal script

    • Enable and add the following ‘On Rule End’ Pascal Script. This script will create the Done.txt file ‘On Rule End’ when all files were transferred successfully. Don’t forget to adjust the ctDonePath ( must end with a \ ).
      tmpList: TStringList;
      tmpFile: String;
      ctDonePath = 'C:\Test\Pressor\Replica\';
      psExitCode:= 0;
      tmpFile := ctDonePath + psVSA + '\Done.txt';
      // ... add your code here
      If (psCurrentFilesSrcError = 0) And (psCurrentFilesDstError = 0) Then
        tmpList := TStringList.Create;
          tmpList.Text := 'Dummy Content';
            psCreatePath(ctDonePath + psVSA);
            // Debug
            psLogWrite(1, '', 'Save To File ' + tmpFile + ' Successful');
            // set ExitCode Successful
            psExitCode := 1;
            psLogWrite(1, '', 'Save To File ' + tmpFile + ' Error');
        psLogWrite(1, '', tmpFile + ' will not be created due to source or desitnation error(s)');

    limagito file mover on rule end pascal script

    • Directory setup, be sure to enable ‘Include Subdirectories’ and ‘Exclude Basedirectory’:

    limagito file mover directory setup

    • Set Dir Name include filter to:  %VSB

    The value of parameter %VSB will be set in the ‘On Rule Begin’ Pascal Script.

    limagit file mover directory name filter

    • Set Dir Name exclude filter to exclude certain unwanted subfolders:

    limagito file mover directory exclude filter

    • Be sure to allow the use of parameters in the Directory Name filter:

    limagito file mover directory filter

    • Destination setup:

    Limagito file mover destination setup

    limagito file mover win as destination

    limagito file mover windows folder as destination

    #filetransfer #mft #filemanagement

    If you need any info  about this ‘Create an empty file named done’ request, please let us know.

    Best regards,

    Limagito Team

    By Limagito-Team Filters Pascal Script ,
  • 29 Jan

    Download only certain date specific files

    Q: Download only certain date specific files from FTP
    I have an ftp account that has a file for each day of the month in it. I need to download a file each day for that particular Monday – Sunday. This will go into a rename job so for example file 01162023 (for Monday, January 16, 2023) would be renamed to SLMON. File 01172023 would rename to SLTUE, 01182023 SLWED, and so on until 01222023 for SLSUN.

    So once more, I would need to set a download each night to pull a file with that dates name and have it rename. So tonight would download file 01212023 and rename it to SLSAT. Then Sunday would pull a single file for that date. Is that doable?

    A: Yes this is possible, so you would trigger it every evening and it would pick up the file for tomorrow and rename it. This will also work for other source types than FTP.

    1. Please open the File Filter Setup

    – Enable ‘Allow parameters in File Name filter’ in the Advanced Tab:

    Limagito File Mover File Filter setup

    – Set the Filename Include Filter to:

    In my example I’m looking for .pdf files but it could also be like (every type of file):

    Notice the [IncDay+1] so it looks for the next day.
    Limagito File Mover Date specific files

    2. Open the Destination setup
    Limagito File Mover WIN as Destination

    – Rename Tab > Enable Rename Files > Setup Renaming:
    Limagito File Mover Destination renaming options

    – Add the following renaming expression:

    RegEx:   (.*)\.(.*)
    Replacement:   SL%TCD:[IncDay+1]ddd:.\2

    Limagito File Mover Destination renaming setup

    – Customer: Great thanks. What would I do if I pulled it at say 1am for the same day?
    – Limagito: Remove the   [IncDay+1]   in the File Filter AND the Renaming setup

    #FileTransfer #FTP #SFTP

    If you need any info about this post, please let us know.

    Best regards,

    Limagito Team

    By Limagito-Team Filters FTP
  • 09 Jul

    List of filename parts to move in a text file with Limagito File Mover

    Q: Is it possible to have a list of filename parts in a text file and use this to move any files whose name matches the whole filename or part file name in a directory? I’ve had a look on the blog but I think that is only for 1 file using a part filename.

    A: In version v2021.7.9.0 we added a new option to achieve this. We added some screenshots to get you started.

    1. Windows Folder as Source. This folder will contain all files. We’ll filter them using information from a seperate text file.

    Limagito File Mover Source Setup

    Our Source folder contains 244 files:

    Limagito File Mover Source Files

    2.Next, please open the Rule Parameters option of this Rule.

    Limagito File Mover Rule Parameters

    Select the text file containing the filename parts we’ll use to filter the files we want to copy. We selected ‘On Rule Begin’ as Load File Mode, so the content of this text will will be reloaded on each Rule Begin. We also enabled ‘Reload only when file content changes’ to prevent unnecessary loading of this file.

    Limagito File Mover File Content Setup

    Content of the text file we’ll use to filter the files we want to copy, it contains parts of filenames.

    Limagito File Mover File Parts as Content Filter

    3. Open the File Filter setup and select ‘File Contents > Include’ Tab. Enable the new option called ‘Add wildcards to File Content Entries in search’.

    When enabled wildcards will be added to each entry of the file content (in memory) during the search.
    Suppose file name found in source folder would be: test.pdf
    And the include FileContent would contain: test
    With this option enabled the file would be picked up because we will check test.pdf with *test*

    Limagito File Mover File Filter Setup

    4. As Destination we also added a Windows Folder:

    Limagito File Mover Destination Setup

    5. RunTime Log Result. Of  the original 244 files in the Source folder, 216 were copied due to the File Content Filter.

    Limagito File Mover RunTime Log Result


    If you need any info about this new ‘List of Filename parts’ option, please let us know.

    Best regards,

    Limagito Team

    By Limagito-Team Filters , ,
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