This section describes the additional
configuration parameters when you plan to use the File Handler.
The file handler is used together with the
mail handler, to write -
publish file attachments.
The input of this connection client is a
sequence of blocks. All blocks together can be decoded into a file. The decoding
process is handled in this client if you select FTP or Direct transfer protocol.
If you select HTTP as transfer protocol, the blocks are sent to the URL
specified, and decoded by the active server pages script.
Select FileHandler in the connection type listbox when
defining the database connection. Your screen will look like:
- Transfer protocol:
Three possible selections:
- Direct: files are directly written in the
- FTP: the system will login an FTP account,
position to the directory specified and write the file with the File Transfer
- HTTP: file is written using the HTTP
internet protocol. Using this protocol assumes an active server page being
installed on your webserver. FileUpload.asp can be found on your installation
- Address or URL:
In case you selected FTP, this is the address of the FTP server. In case you
selected HTTP, this is the URL of the upload active server page. You must
specify this address completely (example:
- Username: username to login the FTP
- Password: password to login the FTP
- Proxyserver: the address and
portnumber if the connection to the internet is established through a
- Default directory: the directory path
to write the file in, when using FTP or Direct transfer protocol.