Using a Custom Source in Import and Export Tasks
The Custom source allows to add a new connection to one of the supported filesystems and to use it in the current import task only.
Through the custom source you can connect the involved task to remote filesystems and it is also the only way to use a Local Filesystem source, that is the local machine’s memory.
Source types available
Establishing Remote Connections, Using a Remote Filesystem Source
Database (available in the Import from Database task only)
The Custom Source in the Desktop version
In the Desktop version, you can temporarily connect to remote filesystems and you can import from your machine’s memory.
When working with a Local Filesystem on the desktop version, if the file gets updated, the file gets updated on the software, too.
The Custom Source in the Cloud version
In the Cloud version, if you are using a Custom source you can temporarily connect to remote filesystems or upload local files.
If you need to import a file stored locally on your machine in the cloud based version, you need to upload it.
This means that, if the file gets updated after the uploading operations, the changes won’t be automatically uploaded.
In any import task, select Custom in the Source area.
Then, choose from the drop down list the type of Custom source you want to use.
Insert the Source details:
If you are using a Remote Filesystem, go to the corresponding page to know which filesystems are supported and their required parameters.
If you are using a Database, go to the corresponding page to know which databases are supported and their required parameters.
If you are using a Local Filesystem, go to the corresponding page to know how you can use it.
Go on with the import procedure for the task you are using.