Built into our system is a suite of File Functions that can enhance your FLO-building efforts.

These functions are unique so let’s take some time to review the kinds of cards and some caveats in using them within this module.


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Built into our system is a suite of File Functions that can enhance your FLO-building efforts.

These functions are unique so let’s take some time to review the kinds of cards and some caveats in using them within this module.

File Handling and Functions

In addition to the many connectors and functions we offer, we also include File Handling capabilities!

For instance …

  • Perhaps you want to download and send a file to a customer
  • Maybe you want to make a copy of a file and upload it to a service like Box, Dropbox, or Google Drive

Most applications, particularly if they’re dealing with files, will have upload/download actions.

There’s quite a lot you can do including things like converting between file types AND get information about a file

Common File Cards

Let’s take a moment to review the kinds of cards that are available:

  • Convert - Convert a file to a new type
  • Download - Download a file to the File System over HTTP or HTTPS
  • Info - Get useful information about a file
  • Large Download - Download a Large file (>1Mb) to the File System over HTTP or HTTPS
  • Large Upload - Upload a large file (>1Mb) to an HTTP or HTTPS service
  • Upload - Upload a file to an HTTP or HTTPS service

Things to Know About our File System

Custom API Cards

Any application where you see custom API or HTTP card - you can get to every single endpoint in that EXCEPT for file uploads/downloads

Enforced 90-Second Timeout

There’s an enforced 90s timeout. Our application requires success within that time, or it’ll cut it off. Because of this, if responding application is really slow … you might see that limit get hit.

Enforced File Size

Our application can handle up to 1.5 GB files. This is usually ok for most people but, as mentioned previously, leveraging the new multi-part options will help you work around this limitation if you have particularly large files.

Files Hosted Locally for 30 Days

Within the following image, note that there’s an active link under the “File Content ID” section. Clicking this will download the file, which can be handy.

On most accounts, you’ll have 30 days to access this link after which the file will be removed from our system.

Summary

With that you should have more guidance on working with files and the file system!