Transferring Files with the File Explorer

Use the Profitability and Cost Management File Explorer to view logs and sample files, export and import application files for backup and migration, and update dimensions with flat files.

To open the File Explorer, open the Profitability Application Console (Using the Profitability Application Console and Other Application Features). Then, click File Explorer icon.

Figure 4-7 The File Explorer Tab


The File Explorer tab with an Inbox and Outbox item.

Figure 4-7 shows the File Explorer with four files, one in the Inbox and the others in the Outbox.

The Inbox holds files that have been uploaded from local folders (your computer or mapped drives). The Outbox holds files that are generated by the system (log files), created by export (template files), or uploaded from your computer or mapped drives.

Typically, you upload files in the Inbox for import, such as flat files for updating dimensions or template files to create an application. When you perform an import task and select server, you can select from the contents of the Inbox. When you perform an export, or need to view a log file, the File Explorer shows that it is contained in the Outbox.

You can use the following buttons to work with files in the File Explorer:button to load a file into either the Inbox or Outbox from your computer or mapped drives. Use Refresh to ensure that the list of files is current.

  • Upload -- Enables you to browse for a file and load it into either the Inbox or Outbox

  • Download -- Enables you to either open or save the selected file

  • Refresh -- Ensures that the list of files is current

For other controls, see the following table:

Table 4-8 File Explorer Controls

Control Name Action

Search control

Search box

Searches for the entered text

Delete button

Delete button

Deletes the selected file

Note: To delete more than one file at once, select them with Ctrl+Click and then click Delete button

Sort box

Sort box

Sorts the displayed table according to your selection

You can sort by Name, Type, Folder, Last Updated Date, or Size. The upward-pointing triangle sorts in ascending order and the downward-pointing triangle sorts in descending order.