TwinGrid FTP (Professional) step-by-step demo

TwinGrid collects your form-based web page information into a grid file database

Warning: When you use browser's 'mailto' function or design your server-side program,
        do not send sensitive information through email. Store the data in a protected directory
        such as 'cgi-bin'. Then use TwinGrid FTP's download function to populate the data on your desktop.

On the remote host you have a server-side program (a sample ASP code is provided) to write the form data into a comma-delimited text file in your cgi-bin directory. Now you are going to download it using FTP connection.


You need to use your User Name and Password to login to your host. After successful connection, the Connect button will be disabled. If you select a file on the list (not a directory), the Download button will be enabled. Click the Download button to open the file.

Since you may not have a comma-delimited file ready, you can go to our FTP site to download an existing sample file. What you need to do is enter the FTP configuration as shown above. Note the the host name is an IP address or ''. Use 'anonymous' as your user name. The password is 'password'. Double click 'Test.csv' or select it then click the Download button. Make sure you already connected to the internet before coming to this screen. If any error comes out, disconnect and reconnect again.

TwinGrid automatically populates the data on your screen. You may edit the file and save it in three different formats: TwinGrid
*.twg, comma-delimited *.csv or tab-delimited *.txt. Next time, open the file and start appending the new data from the host.


After you download the file from the host you can delete the contents of the file on the host or replace the contents with the current one. You cannot upload our Test.csv file back to the FTP site because all FTP sites are read-only. It is a good practice that you open your master data file on your local machine, download the data file, append the new data, save, and then delete the contents on the host. You always keep a complete data on your local machine.
Always backup your important files!