File Distribution


This documentation references PopMedNet 2021.1 +


PopMedNet User's Guide

Based on version 2021.1 +


File Distribution

The File Distribution request type allows you to distribute any type of file to the network DataMarts.

To compose a File Distribution request,

  1. click on the New Request button in the request panel,
  2. Select the Project  in which you want ti distribute the request
  3. Select the  File distribution or QE File Distribution request type request model and request type. This will display the Request Composer page for the File Distribution request. The figure to the right shows the request specific criteria for the File Distribution request type.


File Distribution Request Composer Page - Request Specific Criteria

 Files may be uploaded to a File Distribution request via your local computer or an FTP site. 

Upload a file from your local computer

Follow these steps to upload a file from your computer:

  1. In the Upload Files panel, click Select Files.
  2. Browse your computer’s folders to find the desired file(s) and click Open.
  3. The panel will display the status of the files that you are attaching.  Ensure that the status is both 100% and Done. Once they have been successfully uploaded, all files attached to the request will appear below.  In legacy File Distribution requests, the files will be under "Previously uploaded for this request".  In QE File Distribution requests, the files will be under "Uploaded Documents". Click Remove to remove an uploaded file from your request. 

Upload a file from an FTP site

Follow these steps to upload a file from an FTP site.

The FTP server must have an open port and you must have valid user credentials to connect to the FTP server. Contact your FTP server administrator for help.

  1. In the Upload from FTP panel, enter the following information and click Connect to connect to the FTP server.
    1. Address: the address of the FTP server. Note that this address should not include http:// or https://. 
    2. Port: contact your FTP server administrator for help in locating an open port.
    3. Login: your username for the FTP server.
    4. Password: your password for the FTP server.
  2. The SFTP File Selector dialog displays folders to the left and files to the right. Open a parent folder by clicking on it to display its child files and folders. Select your file(s) by checking the checkboxes next to each one and click Upload Selected Files to upload the file(s) to the Portal.

Ensure that the upload of each file is complete before submitting the request

File Distribution Request Composer Page - SFTP Credentials Panel

File Distribution Request Composer Page - SFTP Browser


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