Testing a Task Connection

When you test the server connection for a task, RETS Connector attempts to connect to the server and download two records for each search. RETS Connector does not update the task’s last run time, last status, log file, or data files. It does, however, download media for each record as well as the task’s metadata file.

Because some servers do not handle multiple concurrent logins, Rets Connector will not run two tasks against the same server at the same time. If you try, the second task will be paused, and will start only after the first one finishes. The same applies for requesting metadata from a server. Similarly, a task or metadata download will be paused if the scheduler is currently running a task against the server.

u    To test the RETS server connection used by a task:

1.       From the main window, click a task name to select it.

2.       Click the Test Now button at the bottom of the window, or select Test from the Task menu. RETS Connector displays the results of the test in a new window.