Select source files or folders #
You can select a number of files or folders from either the File Management or the Search section. This selection will be considered as the source for the Soda application. It can be done with multiple storage at the same time, but all of these storage must be set up in the Storage Path Configuration section in the Data Setting page.
Once the selection is completed, you can click on the Soda icon at the top of the section and the Transfer with Soda wizard will begin.
Transfer with Soda wizard #
Once the wizard is open, you can follow the steps to fill out the required information for the transfer job. Through the wizard, you will have to fill out:
- Transfer Action: The type of action that will be done from the source to the target.
- Job Alias: The name that will be given to the jobs in the Soda application. It would allow you to keep track of the process from DataIntell to Soda. It can be left empty, which will result in Soda generating a job alias for every jobs.
- Conflict Handling: How to handle a conflict between two folders or files with the same name in the same location. Note that unless there are files or folders with the same name AND path in two different storage, there should be no difference between the current behaviour of Soda and DataIntell. However, if the keep folder structure option is NOT selected on a folder transfer job, it will affect every folders with the same name since the path is not kept. Be cautious of these situations when selecting the conflict handling.
- Target Path: The destination location of the transferred files or folders. Note that only storage that has been configured in the Storage Path Configuration section in the Data Settings page will appear in the modal. Also note that you can select the storage itself, resulting in the destination location to be the root of the configured storage in Soda.
- Preserve source folder structure in destination: Whether or not to keep the whole folder structure when transferring folders. If selected, the whole structure will be transferred, allowing for less conflicts within the folders. If not selected, only the folders will be transferred, akin to a file explorer. An example would be transferring a folder with the path /A/B into the folder /C/D. If selected, the result would be /C/D/A/B, if not the result would be /C/D/B.
Keep track of the job #
You can keep track of the job in the DataIntell’s Job section. It will show you the status of the job from DataIntell’s point of view. You can also keep track of the job inside the Soda application, but it might be shown as multiple jobs. Having the transfer job in multiple jobs ensure that there are less chance to have conflicts during the job and also allows to keep the folder tree intact during the transfer.