TUTORIAL: FTP Download by Date

by Dallas Li, in AutoMate News, posted 6/20/06

Very often, FTP reports and files are named by the current date to differentiate day-to-day activities. This tutorial will demonstrate how AutoMate can create a variable to hold the value of the current date and pass it to the FTP actions where it is needed within the file's name.

The task created in this tutorial will be triggered by the Schedule watcher, which will download FTP reports on a weekday schedule. A new action, Format Date Time, will also be introduced in this tutorial to convert a date and/or time into a specified format.

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