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Created 15 May 2008
Modified 07 Apr 2012

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How To timestamp downloads

Sometimes it is necessary to dynamically change the destination file/folder name. For example if you have a backup task scheduled which should put the files into a different folder each time it is started. The solution is to use a transfer queue item script from the SmartFTP SDK.

In this example we setup a backup task which downloads a folder from a server to a local folder:

  1. Schedule a transfer as describe in the following article:
    KB: How to schedule a transfer
  2. Right-click on the newly created item in the Transfer Queue. Select Properties from the context menu.
  3. Go to the Script dialog
  4. Install the SmartFTP SDK
  5. In the script input box, select the Samples\TransferQueueItem\JScript\DynamicDestination.js script from the SmartFTP SDK.
  6. Edit the DynamicDestination.js to change the formatting of the final destination path.