Name: Name your channel in this field.
Description: If you need to specify further what the channel does, type a description here.
State: The state determines whether the channel should be actively looking for files to transfer or be turned off. A disabled channel can easily be enabled by switching to enabled here or by enabling it in the Operations Center.
Source: Using the drop-down list, choose a server and a folder that you would like to use as the source for your channel. You can optionally apply a File Filter (e.g. *.doc) to determine specifically which files should be transferred. Without a file filter, the channel will transfer all files in the source folder. If you would like to add several file types, separate them using a space or a comma, thus: *.jpg *.tif *.png
Destination: When setting a destination you can choose whether the channel should have a single or multiple outputs. or to alternate between different servers using a round-robin distribution method. If you choose to use multiple outputs you can select a destination folder from the drop-down list and then click on Add to add another output. You can add as many different outputs as you like.
Important: When a channel has several destinations, if one of the destinations fails, Connect may transfer the same files several times to the other destinations.