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System Functions

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This section describes system functions in FlowForce Server, which allow you to copy and move files, create directories, sends emails, execute shell commands, and perform other actions. These functions are available in the /system container. The following groups of system functions are available:









Most system functions have parameters. Parameters can accept different values, including expressions and expression functions.


If RaptorXML/RaptorXML+XBRL Server is integrated into FlowForce Server, an additional container with all RaptorXML/RaptorXML+XBRL Server functions becomes available. For more information, see Integration with RaptorXML Server.


Windows network paths

When you create jobs, you will need to refer to file paths on the machine where FlowForce Server runs or to file paths on the network. When you refer to a Windows network path (e.g., a mapped network drive), use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) syntax. This is necessary because drive letters are not global to the system, and each logon session is assigned its own drive letters.


The UNC has the following syntax: \\server\sharedfolder\filepath, where server refers to the server name in the network (defined by the DNS); sharedfolder refers to a label defined by the administrator (e.g., admin\$ is generally the root directory of the operating system installation); filepath refers to the subdirectories below the share.


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