Gopher integration has been set up on the designated web server, posting
positions and receiving candidate applications are performed from within
the Gopher program as follows:
Click to the Position tab and query for the positions you want to
Click the Hot List button to make a list of the positions.
Highlight the positions you want to post from the list.
From inside the Hot List, click the 'export' menu option and select
'Export Positions to - your company name'
In the dialog that comes up with your FTP information, click OK to
post the jobs to your website.
The selected positions will be posted
to the Go4PostingsWeb.mdb.
The file will be exported to the designated folder on the web server via
On the website, the candidate selects positions to apply for and
clicks a button to display the submissions form based on the Gopher
Candidate completes and submits form.
In Gopher, click the 'Import' menu option an select "Import from
company name web site"
At the Retrieving Web submissions dialog, click OK.
Gopher will retrieve the
Go4SubmissionsWeb.mdb and display the import form showing
the applications submitted.
Select the applications desired for importing into Gopher and
attaching to positions and click to import directly into Gopher.
These are the template web pages provided to
Gopher customers to be used on an IIS server with Microsoft .NET
Framework Version: 2.0; ASP.NET Version: 2.0 or greater and MS ACCESS
pages will not run on a Linux server.
If the customer site is on a Linux/Unix server there are two options:
1) Convert the aspx pages to html pages
compatible with the customer web site.
2) Host the aspx pages on BlackDog servers with
links to them from the customer web site.
These pages provide the ability to post positions to customer web sites
directly from Gopher and receive applications from candidates applying
for positions directly into the Gopher system. The template interface
consists of five files in the root folder, two MS Access .mdb files
placed in a separate folder under the Root folder with full read/write permissions and 38 image files
in an image folder. This template demonstration is currently running on
a GoDaddy server at
GoDaddy server requires that all .mdb files be placed in a folder named
access_db. Your configuration may vary depending on your web server
NOTE: If customers elect to host
these files on their own server, the web designer must provide FTP
access to the files described below.
Recommended Folder Tree for Gopher interface files
Recommended folder name under domain root
ClientSelect.aspx - A .net page that
displays the positions posted from Gopher by opening the Go4PostingsWeb.mdb which was exported from Gopher via
FTP to the web site. This file is designed to be altered by the
customer. It is meant to demonstrate how the positions from the
Go4PostingsWeb.mdb can be opened and displayed.
CandidateSubmit.aspx - A .net page that
displays a candidate application form that is initialized when a
position is selected by the candidate on the ClientSelect.aspx page.
This file is designed to be altered by the customer. It is meant to
demonstrate how candidates completing an application form can be used to
update the Go4SubmissionsWeb.mdb. This is the .mdb file that is
downloaded from the 'Import' menu option in Gopher.
Index.htm - This page is shown
here and designed to be replaced by the customer’s home page.
web.config - Contains code used for debugging the
web interface. Not required but can be helpful when modifying this
style.css - Cascading Style Sheet. Not required
but is considered best practices for web pages.
MS Access .mdb Files
Recommended folder name underBD_client
Go4PostingsWeb.mdb - A MS ACCESS database
that holds the positions posted from Gopher with the export menu option
on the Hotlist form. This database should only be altered for custom
changes that are made by BlackDog to the Gopher application residing on
the customers' PC.
Go4SubmissionsWeb.mdb - A MS ACCESS
database that holds the applications prepared by candidates interested
in the posted positions. This database is imported into Gopher with the
import option on the main Gopher menu. This database should only be
altered for custom changes that are made by BlackDog to the Gopher
application residing on the customers' PC.
Gopher Options setup
for FTP access
customers elect to
host these files on
their own server, do
not split the above
tree between domains
or servers. Also it
recommended that you
keep the file names
as shown above.
FTP access to
must be set in
once the pages are
established on the
Open Gopher Options
Click to the DB Security tab
Complete the Web/Ftp Services field with the FTP password for
to the DB Options tab
Under the Web Services portion of the DB Options tab complete
the following information: a. Remote Host – the path to the ftp site for the database
(e.g. ftp://go4resume.com) b. User Name – the username for the FTP site listed as the
Remote Host c.
Remote Folder – the name of the folder where the MS Access .mdb
files are located on the website
Click to the User Security tab
Click to the appropriate user name using the bottom left and
Click the box next to “Can submit to WEB” if that person should
be able to submit jobs to the website.
Click the box next to “Can retrieve from WEB” if that person
should be able to receive submitted resumes from the website.
Using the arrows at the bottom, set each user’s settings
appropriately for your company.
Close Gopher Options
Close and re-open Gopher to apply the changes
NOTE: If customers elect to host these files on their
own server, the Remote Host, User name, Remote Folder and
Web/FTP services password must be provided by the web designer
to the Gopher customer and the gopher customer must apply these
changes using Gopher Options as described above.
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