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Workflows (Projects)


You can create "Projects" in GoAnywhere MFT to define the file transfers and business processes to perform. A Project can contain multiple steps (called tasks) to execute as a seamless end-to-end workflow. For instance, a Project may include a task to retrieve data from a database server, a second task to convert the data into an Excel document, a third task to encrypt the document, and finally a task to distribute the encrypted document to an SFTP server. There are no limits to the number of tasks that can be performed within a single Project.

Projects are designed using intuitive wizards and templates with the GoAnywhere MFT browser-based interface. No programming or special technical skills are needed. The Project definitions are stored in a central database, which can be scheduled and executed by authorized users and applications.

Project Features

  • Define through graphical wizards
  • Select reusable connections (resources) from simple drop-downs
  • Chain together an unlimited number of tasks
  • Pass results from one task into another
  • Conditionally execute tasks
  • Repeat tasks within loops
  • Define and utilize variables, which may be overridden at runtime
  • Define error recovery logic
  • Configure custom logging levels
  • Debug projects Interactively
  • Organize projects under user-defined folders
  • View Project revision history, and restore Projects to previous versions
  • Export, import, and promote Projects to another environment
  • Execute from almost any platform

Listed below is a sample Project outline which retrieves data from a database, converts the data into an Excel document, encrypts the document with OpenPGP and transmits it to a FTP server:

Project Designer

Projects are organized within user-defined folders.  Each folder can have granular permissions to control which users can view and/or execute the Projects within that folder. For instance, users within the HR department may only be authorized to run Projects within the HR folder.

Project Manager

Projects can be run in Debug mode, which allows users to interactively execute tasks one step at a time. The job log and variable values can be monitored during each step while debugging. At each stopping point, the values for the variables can be changed before the next task is executed.

Project Debugger