A source is a component that searches for objects. The most common type of source is the folder source. Typically found on the local drive or on a mounted network drive. Other sources may be found on remote FTP servers, in an email account, remote email servers or databases.
Other sources such as database lookups, synchronization sources or other special sources may be developed as plugins to Corbit. For more information about an individual source type, see the configuration section.
Corbit has four different built-in sources
A folder source looks for objects in a folder on a local or remote network drive. The folder source is able to look down in a sub folder structure to detect objects in a sub level of the root folder.
A multi-folder source is similar to the folder source. The difference is that the multi-folder source may be set with an arbitrary number of folders. All these folders will share the same setup in terms of how often they will be scanned etc. The multi-folder source is also more efficient in terms of system resources compared to making single folder sources.
The FTP source will use the FTP protocol to look for objects on a remote FTP server.
The email source is scanning an email server for emails. Special email filters will apply to such a source.
The timer source is a special type of source which is not actually looking for any files, folders or emails. This source will work as a alarm clock. When the alarm goes off this source will notify the Workflow and the Workflow may perform special tasks which do not require any objects to execute action upon. This may for example be used to send a daily report at a given time.
NOTE - A special timer filter is required for useful operations when using this timer source.