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Created 15 May 2008
Modified 07 Apr 2012
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:
- Schedule a transfer as describe in the following article:
KB: How to schedule a transfer
- Right-click on the newly created item in the Transfer Queue. Select Properties from the context menu.
- Go to the Script dialog
- Install the SmartFTP SDK
- In the script input box, select the Samples\TransferQueueItem\JScript\DynamicDestination.js script from the SmartFTP SDK.
- Edit the DynamicDestination.js to change the formatting of the final destination path.