WebFlow Concepts


If you need help in a WebFlow dialog press F1 and this Help will open on the corresponding help page.
There are 3 types of folders in WebFlow:

A folder on a hardrive on the computer where WebFlow is running

Network (Remote Folder)
A folder on the local network, can either be a UNC path (\\servername\sharename\) or a mapped network drive (Z:\sharename\)

FTP (Remote Folder)
Basically a folder can be used in 2 ways in WebFlow

  • Source - 
WebFlows reads files (and can also write files)
  • Target
 - WebFlow only writes files

The filename template determines which files are read from a folder. Several filename templates can be associated with a folder they are processed synchroniously and the first one that matches a filename is used.
Actions are associated with a filename template, after WebFlow has read a file from a folder and matched it to a filename template all thats filename templates actions are performed on the file. Most actions have a single target folder.

If an action fails (eg. because a file with same filename exists at target location and overwrite option is turned off in action) the file is moved to filename template's fail folder.

Link with WebProof
Files can be processed in WebFlow that have no relation to any pages in your WebProof, but files in WebFlow can correspond to a page in WebProof.
A project in WebProof has WebFlow Identity attribute (on Edit Project page), this is called Project Code in WebFlow.
A page in a project in WebProof either has a page number (in a project with pages) or a name (in a project without pagenumbers eg. an add project). This is called Item Code (or Page Number) in WebFlow. See Filename Template for more information.

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