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SFTP Watcher · Variables

Automation Workshop SFTP Watcher monitors for changes in files and directories on a remote SFTP server. When changes are detected, the Trigger returns various data that can be used as parameters in the following Actions.

VariableDetails
Preset Choose the type of information to return on monitored file or directory:
  • Full path and filename · includes full directory path and file name uniquely and fully referencing a file on the server.
  • Filename · returns only a file name without directory name.
  • Absolute path · returns full directory path in which file is located.
  • Relative path · returns partial or subfolder path (relative to monitored directory) in which file is located.
  • Watched directory · returns the full path of monitored directory.
Example Shows what kind of information will be returned.

Example…

Let's assume that SFTP Watcher is set to monitor the /home/user/example/uploads folder, and activated by the /home/user/example/uploads/invoices/Inv-0073232.pdf file. The returned variable values of each preset are listed below…

Full path and filename

PresetDetails
Full path and filename /home/user/example/uploads/invoices/Inv-0073232.pdf

Filename

The Filename preset retrieves the file name without path.

OptionDetails
Filename Inv-0073232.pdf
File Inv-0073232
Extension .pdf

Absolute path

Absolute path returns the full path of monitored folder.

OptionDetails
Absolute path /home/user/example/uploads/invoices
Trailing slash /home/user/example/uploads/invoices/

Relative path

Relative path returns the path of a folder relative to the monitored folder.

OptionDetails
Relative path invoices
File invoices/Inv-0073232.pdf

Watched directory

Watched directory returns the full path of directory monitored by SFTP Watcher.

OptionDetails
Watched directory /home/user/example/uploads
Trailing slash /home/user/example/uploads/

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