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How to move unix output file (log) to Sharepoint Server directory RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I need to automate the moving of a file from a unix server to the Sharepoint directory.

    Any ideas on this one? 

    I am thinking, I can go from: 

    Unix to Sharepoint directory (preferred)
    or
    Unix to Outlook to Sharepoint

    Thanks,
    Kathy

    Unix AIX 5.2
    Outlook 2003, SP2
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 2:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi Kathy,
    There are a few ways to do it.
    We use an automation tool called UC4 which can move files between Unix and Windows without any issues and then call an exe.
    You could also use FTP and a Unix script to upload it to windows.
    Once there you can run a scheduled job to check if there are any files and run a batch or exe to handle the import.

    It is possible to map a network drive to a sharepoint list so your batch could be a simple dos copy.
    Alternatively you can use an exe to open the file and create a new list item per row, adding the appropriate data into the columns.
    • Marked as answer by kburrows Thursday, April 9, 2009 5:05 PM
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 3:06 PM

All replies

  • You'll need some form of code to automate this rather than using the UI.

    Moving to the Programming forum.
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    Thursday, April 9, 2009 2:16 PM
  • Upload it by using the standard sharepoint webservices, custom console application ...
    The object model is only usable on the server itself...
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 2:39 PM
  • Hi Kathy,
    There are a few ways to do it.
    We use an automation tool called UC4 which can move files between Unix and Windows without any issues and then call an exe.
    You could also use FTP and a Unix script to upload it to windows.
    Once there you can run a scheduled job to check if there are any files and run a batch or exe to handle the import.

    It is possible to map a network drive to a sharepoint list so your batch could be a simple dos copy.
    Alternatively you can use an exe to open the file and create a new list item per row, adding the appropriate data into the columns.
    • Marked as answer by kburrows Thursday, April 9, 2009 5:05 PM
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 3:06 PM