HTTP task

In this topic we discuss how to define an http task, meaning of generic and http-specific input fields.

Generic input fields:

1) Specify the type of the remote server as HTTP:


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2) Enter the name of the server:



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3) Enter the directory path on the server from where you want to download files:


You can click the magnifier button to verify if such sever destination exists by opening it in Windows Explorer :


For many http servers you may receive an error message in Windows Explorer because a) if the destination address is a folder, the folder can be flagged as not browseable, or 2) it is not a folder at all. In such situations you may still be able to download files relative to the destination address as long as the requested file links exist.


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4) Define the file mask of the files you want to download:



You will familiarize how to define multiple file masks in the Advanced chapter (to be able to define multiple file masks you have to switch the application interface to Advanced mode).

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HTTP-specific input fields:

5) Indicate how you are going to retrieve the HTTP server listing:


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You have the following options:

The HTTP listing file is a plain-text file containing one filename per line. Depending on the Format of remote listing selection, the listing file should look like:

If the Format of remote listing is No extensions in text file then you will be able to specify the file extension that is added to each entry in the listing file. If you don't need anything to be added, then make this field empty.


The user can also click the magnifier button to view the server listing file with Windows Explorer :



For the option 2 [File on http server], you can select that the server listing is stored on the same server and, optionally, in the same directory by using same server and same directory path checkboxes:


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Again generic input fields:

6) Define the local folder path where you want to save the downloaded files:


or click the browse button:



You can check the local directory with Windows Explorer by clicking the magnifier button:



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7) Give the task a description:


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8) Click Apply changes button in the Tabs section or Apply button in the task toolbar:

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