Projects

You can create "Projects" in GoAnywhere Director to define the file transfers and business processes to perform. A Project can contain multiple steps (called tasks) to execute as a seamless end-to-end workflow. For instance, a Project may include a task to retrieve data from a database server, a second task to convert the data into an Excel document, a third task to encrypt the document, and finally a task to distribute the encrypted document to an SFTP server.  There are no limits to the number of tasks that can be performed within a single Project.
 

Projects are designed using intuitive wizards and templates. No programming or special technical skills are needed. The Project definitions are stored in a central database, which can be worked with, scheduled and executed by authorized users and applications. 

Project Features

  • Define through graphical wizards
  • Chain together an unlimited number of tasks
  • Pass results from one task into another
  • Conditionally execute tasks
  • Group tasks within loops
  • Define and utilize variables, which may be overridden at runtime
  • Define error recovery logic
  • Define custom logging levels
  • Debug projects Interactively
  • Organize projects under user-defined folders
  • Export, import, and promote Projects to another enviornment
  • Execute from almost any platform
Listed below is a sample Project outline which retrieves data from a database file, converts the data into an Excel document, encrypts the document with OpenPGP and transmits it to a FTP server: 
 
Project Designer
 
Projects are organized within user-defined folders.  Each folder can have granular permissions to control which users can view and/or execute the Projects within that folder. For instance, users within the HR department may only be authorized to run Projects within the HR folder.
 
Project Manager
 

Projects can be run in Debug mode, which allows users to interactively execute tasks one step at a time. The job log and variable values can be monitored during each step while debugging. At each stopping point, the values for the variables can be changed before the next task is executed.

 Project Manager

 


GoAnywhere Director can be installed onto Windows, Linux, IBM i, AIX (pSeries), UNIX, HP-UX, Mac OS and Solaris platforms.  IBM i is also referred to as System i, iSeries, as400, as/400 and i5.