After the 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:

Posting Positions: 

  1. Click to the Position tab and query for the positions you want to post.

  2. Click the Hot List button to make a list of the positions.

  3. Highlight the positions you want to post from the list.

  4. From inside the Hot List, click the 'export' menu option and select 'Export Positions to - your company name'

  5. 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 FTP.

Receiving Candidate Applications:

  1. On the website, the candidate selects positions to apply for and clicks a button to display the submissions form based on the Gopher template CandidateSubmit.aspx

  2. Candidate completes and submits form.

  3. In Gopher, click  the 'Import' menu option an select "Import from company name web site"

  4. At the Retrieving Web submissions dialog, click OK. 

  5. Gopher will retrieve the Go4SubmissionsWeb.mdb and display the import form showing the applications submitted.

  6. 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 support.  These 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 A GoDaddy server requires that all .mdb files be placed in a folder named access_db. Your configuration may vary depending on your web server requirements.

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 - BD_client company name

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 interface.

style.css - Cascading Style Sheet.  Not required but is considered best practices for web pages.

MS Access .mdb Files

Recommended folder name under BD_client company name/access_db

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

NOTE: If customers elect to host these files on their own server, do not split the above recommended folder tree between domains or servers. Also it is highly recommended that you keep the file names as shown above.

FTP access to Go4PostingsWeb.mdb and Go4SubmissionsWeb.mdb must be set in 'Gopher Options'  once the pages are established on the web server.

1. Open Gopher Options
2. Click to the DB Security tab
3. Complete the Web/Ftp Services field with the FTP password for the website
4. Click to the DB Options tab
5. 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.
    b. User Name – the username for the FTP site listed as the Remote Host
Remote Folder – the name of the folder where the MS Access .mdb files are located on the website
6. Click to the User Security tab
7. Click to the appropriate user name using the bottom left and right arrows.
8. Click the box next to “Can submit to WEB” if that person should be able to submit jobs to the website.
9. Click the box next to “Can retrieve from WEB” if that person should be able to receive submitted resumes from the website.
10. Using the arrows at the bottom, set each user’s settings appropriately for your company.
11. Close Gopher Options
12. Close and re-open Gopher to apply the changes

  • DB Options Tab

  • DB Security Tab (password)

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.

Download web services files

Click the above caption to download the files used in this demonstration.


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