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FASTRANS Create Format Name Transfer Submit


File Transfer Process

The file transfer process involves the following steps:


flowchart of fastrans transfer
  1. Save the File
    Save the information you've entered into a spreadsheet or database as an ASCII plain text file

  2. Transfer the File
    Use a File Transfer program (WinSCP, FileZilla or other)
    Transfer the text file to
    Transfer the file(s) in ASCII (aka TEXT) FORMAT
    Quit the File Transfer program
    Note: In WinSCP you can set the default transfer mode. At the top of the screen, click on Options. In the drop down click on Preferences. Click on Transfer. Highlight Default and click on Edit. Make sure "Text" is selected and then click on OK and then OK again.

  3. Rename text file if it wasn't tranferred with the final file name needed.
    Follow the naming convention Faammdds.ISD
    Always use all UPPER case or all lower case letters - no mixed cases

  4. Connect to
    Logon to (HOST NAME)
    Automatic Detect (HOST TYPE)
    UserID: (fastrans userid - usually the same as UWNETID)
    Password: (fastrans password)
    Select the correct fastrans directory (2 character-originating area code)
    Some departments have multiple directories for various accounts.

  5. Select "Yes" to submit the entries. An email confirmation will be generated.

FASTRANS Create Format Name Transfer Submit