Generic Systems Australia

Generic Systems Australia Pty Ltd was incorporated in 1993. At the time of forming the company, the Director’s thoughts were that there was still a lot of life in the Mainframe market, something that still prevails today.

Contact Info

Level 32, 101 Miller St. North Sydney, NSW, 2060 Australia

Getting Started with File Transfer Services

GoAnywhere offers many file transfer services, such as FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, AS2, and GoDrive in GoAnywhere MFT. Learn more about AS2, AS3, and AS4.

To allow trading partners (also known as Web Users) to connect to GoAnywhere MFT to upload or download files, you must start the service listeners for the protocols that your trading partners will use.

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Service Manager

Service Manager

Select the Services drop-down from the main menu and then choose Service Manager from the sub-menu. The list of available services will be displayed. To start a service, click on the Start button next to the desired protocol. If you are licensed to the feature, the status will change to "Started".

If you want the service to start anytime GoAnywhere is launched, click the pencil icon to edit the protocol's configuration. Please note that you must start the HTTPS service to use the Web Client for any Ad Hoc file transfers including GoDrive and Secure Mail.

Under the General section, select the radio button next to Yes for Automatically Start Service. There are other HTTPS Web Client features you can configure while in this module.

The Web Client section has three tabs; General, Secure Folders, and User Interface. The General tab is where you will set basic browser security features including the URL that you want the Web Client to utilize.

HTTPS Configuration

The Secure Folders tab lets you adjust settings for the optional Java applet, and the User Interface tab is where you can customize the login and Web Client screens with your own corporate branding.

The languages configuration allows you to enable any of the international languages and specify the headings and disclaimers which Web Users see prior to logging in to the Web Client.

Click the Save and Finish button once you've completed your preferences.

Web User Management

Now that the service is configured and running, the next step is to create a Web User and give them access to the HTTPS and SFTP service as well as some useful file transfer features.

To create a Web User, select the Users menu and then choose Web Users from the sub-menu. Click on Add Web User in the toolbar at the top of the page. Type a unique User Name and enter the optional profile information to help describe the user.

Web User Authentication

Click on the Authentication tab. By default, the Web User password will be created automatically and the password will be displayed to the screen when the Web User is created. You can also specify a password manually and adjust other authentication options on this tab.

The Features tab is where you can grant this user access to the different file sharing features of GoAnywhere. Enable the HTTPS and SFTP protocols, as well as GoDrive. Set the GoDrive Access to Full Licensed User if you want them to upload files and use GoDrive synchronization apps. Next, enable Secure Folders which will give them browser-based access to authorized folders on the network.

If you want the Web User to send secure download-only links to their customers and partners, you can enable the Send Secure Mail feature.

The Folders tab is where you will configure the network folders that the Web User has access to. These locations will be accessible in Secure Folders in the Web Client and from FTP, FTPS, SFTP, and AS2. You can add folders using relative or physical paths. Next to permissions, click on the Select All option to provide the Web User full access rights to their Home Directory, and then click on the Save button.

Web User Folders

You will be returned to the Web Users page with a message at the top indicating what was just completed. The message will state that the User Name was created, a Home Directory was created, and it will display the password that was auto-generated if that option was enabled.

File Transfer Services

Now your Web User can connect to GoAnywhere using the protocols that are authorized to their account. You can connect to the Web Client using the GoAnywhere URL and the port number to the Web Client. The default port number is 443. Log in with the User Name and Password for the Web User account. The Web Client Dashboard is displayed and contains the features that were enabled for the Web User.

Web Client

From here you can collaborate on files using GoDrive, Send Secure Mail messages, or access network locations using Secure Folders.

Using the SQL Wizard to Join Data from Two Database Tables

The SQL Wizard in GoAnywhere MFT allows users to quickly build SQL SELECT statements for retrieving data from a database without having knowledge of the SQL syntax. This intuitive interface allows a user to choose a database server, select a schema (library), tables, columns, order by, where and join criteria for the SQL statement.

The resulting SELECT statement can be tested and embedded within a Project for future execution.

Using the Project Designer's SQL Wizard

To access the SQL Wizard for building a SELECT statement, click the browse icon on the right side of the SQL Statement field.

SQL Query

Based on the Database Resource you are working with, the Schemas tab will populate the schemas or libraries (that contain the tables) you want to work with. To select schemas, click the checkboxes next to the schemas you want and click the right arrow button. The selected schemas will move to the right side of the page.

Click the tab labeled Tables. Use the arrow icons to move the desired tables from the Available Tables section to the Selected Tables section. This example uses the ‘customers’ and ‘orders’ tables.

SQL Wizard - Tables

Click the tab labeled Columns. A list of all columns (fields) in the selected table(s) will be shown on the left side of the page. From this page, you can choose the columns (fields) for the SELECT statement. In this example, all available columns from both tables are selected.

SQL Wizard - Columns

When working with two tables that share some column names, select the option “Qualify Field Names”. Looking at the Query statement, it is now clear which tables the columns are being selected from.

SQL Wizard - Qualify Field Names

Click the tab labeled Join. The Join page allows you to specify the criteria on how the tables should be joined together. In this example, we will join the queried data based on Customer ID. By selecting INNER JOIN, the results will contain any rows (records) from the two joined tables with matching ‘custid’ values. All other rows will be excluded from the results.

SQL Wizard - Join

When you are done specifying the criteria for the SELECT statement, you can test the SELECT statement by clicking the Test button. This will run the statement against the database and will show the results of the SELECT statement (displaying the first few selected rows). This feature will help you verify that the SELECT statement is generating the results that you expected.

SQL Wizard - Test

When finished, click the Select button to return to the Project Designer.

The following image represents the generated SQL Statement.

SQL Statement

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