This section describes system functions built into FlowForce Server. The built-in functions allow you to copy or move files, create directories, execute shell commands, and perform other actions. The 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/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.
Referring to 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 references the server name in the network (defined by the DNS); sharedfolder references 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.