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Update: Automation Features

Couchdrop’s file automation and workflows has seen massive growth in the past few months. Couchdrop recognizes a growing trend in the market for this platform adn is continuing to invest in its file automation functionality. Through the demand from the community for additional variables and actions, Couchdrop has implemented new updates to handle more complex automations and to streamline workloads.

  • Forking actions
  • Additional variables

Now with automations you can build out complex workflows where you can create forks of the original files and take actions on these, while also taking action on the original files. This enables you to do the likes of:

  • Original File
    — — Automatically copy files to new platform (SharePoint, SFTP, Windows File Server)
    — — — Decrypt files and move to a another folder
    — Move original file to an archive
file automation managed file trnasfer sftp
A file is automatically copied from a remote SFTP server to another SFTP endpoint, however on the destination files are decrypted and copied to another location. The original file on the remote SFTP is then moved to an S3 bucket as an archive.

With the demand of additional Couchdrop variables for automation, further variables have been added to enable the ability to rename files with these, or create folder structures when receving files via SFTP, Automation or Inboxes. This enables our customers to automatically create a parent folder based on the likes of a user name then subfolders based on time periods, etc.

Full list of variables:

  • Username
  • Filename
  • Year (YYYY)
  • Year (YY)
  • Month (MMM)
  • Month (MM)
  • Day (DD)
  • Timestamp (Epoch)
  • Event Type (Upload/Download)
  • Event Origin (Web Portal, SFTP, etc.)
  • Originated Storage Platform (SFTP, Google Drive, etc.)
  • UID of Storage Engine
  • Event Timestamp
  • Couchdrop Event ID
S3 sftp inbox automation
Example of when a customer uploads a file to a SharePoint directory (via any method), a folder will automatically be created with the username, with a subfolder be created based on the month of upload. The files will then be renamed to append the username at the start of each file for uniquness. You could also add DDMMYY as well.

If you have any further feedback or ideas around product improvement please let the team know by emailing

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