Configuration Manager

File Handler

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 directory specified.
    • FTP: the system will login an FTP account, position to the directory specified and write the file with the File Transfer Protocol.
    • 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 CD.
  • 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 server.
  • Password: password to login the FTP server.
  • Proxyserver: the address and portnumber if the connection to the internet is established through a proxyserver.
  • Default directory: the directory path to write the file in, when using FTP or Direct transfer protocol.