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How to use Powershell in Signiant components

Problem How do I use Windows Powershell as my Signiant component scripting language? Solution The following sample code snippet shows how to run Powershell code in a Signiant command. ...

Last Updated 11-10-2015

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Sample filename mapping command

The following is a example filename mapping command. This will place incoming files into a subdirectory based on the source agent's hostname. #!dds_perl my $FILENAME; my $FILEHOST; my $FILESIZE; my $FI...

Last Updated 04-09-2015

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Tips for using net use for windows drive mapping in workflow components

NOTE: The recommended approach for accessing CIFS shares is to use UNC paths. If you must use drive mappings however, this is the best practices. Based on this MS KB article that indicates that windows mapped...

Last Updated 12-25-2014

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How to use VBscript from within a Job Component.

Summary How to use VBscript from within a Job Template. Discussion The first line of any command script can be used to inform the transfer agent which shell should be used. The first line is also used t...

Last Updated 04-10-2015

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Trailing Backslash Characters in Transfer Variables Cause Perl Scripts to Fail

During a transfer, before a script is to be executed as a transfer command, all transfer variables and keywords are substituted with their respective values. The resulting script, with all substitutions in plac...

Last Updated 04-10-2015

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Reference the 'connecting host name' in job components

Discussion When creating a job template, it is often desired to reference the "connecting host name" instead of the agent's actual host name. The normal keywords to retrive host names, "%src_agent%" and "%...

Last Updated 03-31-2015

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What is the best way to assign a Signiant prompted value to Perl variables in a solution?

Question When I use a prompted Signiant variable that can accept free-form text from the user (a text box, for example) in a Perl script, the substitution performed by the agent prior to the script's executio...

Last Updated 03-31-2015

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How can I transfer Apple Macintosh files using a Windows agent?

Question How can I transfer Apple Macintosh files using a Windows agent? Answer Apple Macintosh files, including both the data fork and the resource fork, can be transfered fully if the following condit...

Last Updated 04-10-2015

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Exclude Directories in a Synchronizing Transfer

Summary When using a synchronizing transfer, there is a field named "Directories to Sync" that can be used to indicate which directories should be synchronized. Unfortunately, the value for this field must be...

Last Updated 04-10-2015

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Does the Content Transfer Engine SDK support certified delivery?

No. The Content Transfer Engine SDK applet has no client side certificate with which to certify the delivery so at this time, it does not support the Certified Delivery option.

Last Updated 04-10-2015

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