1. David Wengert
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Wednesday, 16 August 2023 19:26 PM UTC

We are trying to deploy a PowerClient app via Azure FTP. 

In the Azure environment, the "site\wwwroot\app-folder" path is located in the "home" folder.

Applications served to the web must be below the "wwwroot" folder.

Research tells us that files sent via FTP without a specified folder will be placed in the "home" folder.

We have not been able to successfully specify a folder in our PowerClient FTP definition for our Azure FTP server.

We would like to avoid the step of copying our files to a different folder after they have been pushed to the Azure FTP server.

Our question is: Has anyone successfully deployed a PowerClient application via Azure FTP without the need to copy the files to a different folder before the application is available from a web browser?  If so, how?


David Wengert Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Friday, 18 August 2023 20:24 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Thank you for your timely reply, Armeen.

We are planning to automate this process.  We understand that there are more complicated methods to automate the process you described -- but fewer steps is better.  Less to troubleshoot when it breaks.

Are you saying that it is not possible to deploy an executable application directly from PowerClient to an Azure FTP server without additional steps?

Thank you, David

  1. Armeen Mazda @Appeon
  2. Wednesday, 23 August 2023 19:13 PM UTC
From Appeon side, all we require is deploy the app to the Web root of the Web server. If you use the built-in FTP deploy feature of the PowerBuilder IDE, then the Azure FTP home directory needs to be equal to the Web root of the Web server. If this is not possible, then you would save the compiled project to a .ZIP file and use a standalone FTP client outside of PowerBuilder to transfer the package over to the server.
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Armeen Mazda @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Friday, 18 August 2023 19:43 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 2

I would save the PowerClient project to disk and then outside of PowerBuilder use standalone FTP client to transfer it to location you want.  Bruce touched on this a little bit in this Elevate 2021 session: https://www.youtube.com/live/mvt0Jh3hnSM

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