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Built-in Functions

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This chapter provides reference information about the system functions built into FlowForce Server. The built-in functions allow you to copy or move files, create directories, execute shell commands, and perform various other actions. The FlowForce Server built-in functions are available in the /system container.


The following topics describe the built-in functions in groups, according to their path relative to the root container.












If RaptorXML Server is integrated into FlowForce Server, then an additional container with all RaptorXML Server functions is available. The same applies for RaptorXML+XBRL Server. For more information, see Integration with RaptorXML Server.


Referring to Windows network paths

As you create jobs, you will typically need to refer to file paths on the machine where FlowForce Server runs, or file paths on the network. When referring to a Windows network path, such as 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 syntax is in the form:





server references the server name in the network (defined by the DNS)

sharedfolder references a label defined by the administrator (for example, admin$ is generally the root directory of the operating system installation).

filepath refers to the subdirectories below the share.

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