How often will EasyFTP check for new and/or modified files?

Each service can have it's own timetable for checking for new or modified files. The different services are described below:

Service How often it checks for new or modified files
Zapier Every 0-15 min
IFTTT Every 0-10 min

How many files can be observed and sent to Zapier or IFTTT at once? and what happens if someone uploads a lot of files to the FTP server?

This depends on your plan level. Refer to the table below for various scenarios.

Scenario What will happen
1 new file is uploaded to the FTP server. The next time Zapier or IFTTT asks if there are any new files, EasyFTP will return the 1 new file.
2 new files are added to the FTP server and your plan allows alerting of up to 3 files per time period. The next time Zapier or IFTTT asks if there are any new files, EasyFTP will return the 2 new files. Your Zapier Zap or IFTTT Applet will be run once for each file.
10 new files are added to the FTP server and your plan allows alerting of up to 3 files per time period. The next time Zapier or IFTTT asks if there are any new files, EasyFTP will return the oldest 3 of the 10 new files. Your Zapier Zap or IFTTT Applet will be run once for each file. The next time Zapier or IFTTT asks for new files, EasyFTP will return the oldest 3 files of the remaining 7 files that have not been returned (originally 10 new files). This will continue until all 10 files have been sent to Zapier or IFTTT. Higher EasyFTP plans return more files at once.

How long will a watched folder stay active? What if I turn off my Zap or Applet?

You will see an active watched folder on your EasyFTP Connection page if the watcher has had a request from Zapier or IFTTT in the last 24 hours. After that, the watched folder will become deactivated. You can initiate this process by turning off your Zap or Applet. You can also delete the Zap or Applet as well.

How do I only trigger my Zap for specific filenames?

When creating your Zap, choose EasyFTP as your first Zap step trigger. After the first step, add a Zapier Filter that looks for the filename convention you want the Zap to run for. After the filter do all your other steps.

How do I download new or modified files or send them to another place outside of FTP/SFTP?

When using Zapier or IFTTT, when the workflow is triggered there will be a field with the file or a temporary URL to the file. You can use this field later in your Zapier or IFTTT workflow to send the file where you want it to go.

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