Automated File Copy System - basics

Sweeper is a system that enables you to define and schedule automated file copy operations for unattended execution. Much more sophisticated, powerful, and easy to use than cumbersome batch processes, this product is particularly useful for businesses that receive and process incoming data files on a regular basis.

Sweeper is designed for any 32-bit version of the Windows® operating system.

The basic architecture of the  Sweeper product is illustrated in the diagram to the left. The Queue Manager (QM) is the focal point of the Sweeper application. The QM is designed to run continuously on a workstation within your network. It continually monitors jobs that you have defined to determine when they should be launched. At the appropriate time, the QM will pass the job to the Launch Agent for execution.

The Launch Agent executes your instructions, and writes a logfile that contains all details of job execution.

The Job Log Viewer enables you to quickly determine the status of an active job. Once a job is completed, you can quickly determine the final status of the job, and conveniently view the logfile with just a mouse click.

Jobs in Sweeper are defined and maintained using the Job Profile Manager. Every job has an associated profile that you define. The profile contains the detailed instructions that will be carried-out once the job is queued and ultimately executed.

Each job profile is related to a high-level Owner. The Owner Manager program enables you to create and manage owner records. The Owner record provides information that is common to a group of job profiles. This process saves manual typing as you create job profiles, making profile creation easier and faster.

Sweeper programs offer copy and paste functionality for further simplify data entry and the process of creating job profiles.



Sweeper is a comprehensive product that offers many convenient features.

Manage source and target duplicates

You can define a Job Profile to take specific actions should a file be determined to be a duplicate.

Define Replacement Base Filename
Sweeper enables you to define filename rename operations during a file copy.

Define Replacement File Extensions
Sweeper enables you to define extension rename operations during a file copy.

Archive Source Files
You can easily define a job profile to create an archival copy of each file processed. You can also optionally delete the original file, and you can specify an alternate file extension for the archived copy.

Sequential File Extensions
To prevent potential file overwrites when using 'constant' target filenames, you can configure a job profile to sequentially number target files using the file extension.

Detailed Logfiles
Each job that executes under the control of Sweeper, creates a detailed logfile. The logfile contains an historic record of each operation that took place during the execution of a job. The logfile is formatted so that your attention is drawn to informational messages.

Sweeper is designed for any 32-bit version of the Windows® operating system.

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