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symlink wfa help



I am trying to work on a simple workflow for creating a symlink. I am attaching the WFA command I created which works fine, but the trouble is when I insert this into creating a new workflow and matching the variables. I am very new to this WFA and it is confusing after this step. Can anyone help me create this workflow so I can learn and progress.

All I am trying to do is a symlink creation using New-NaFileSymlink PS

For my needs my first selection should be a vFiler and then choose the corresponding qtrees/volumes on that particular vFiler.


My command summary

New-NaFileSymlink /vol/vol_cifs/ftp_qtree /vol/ftplinks/ftpid

FTPID - ftpid (input by the user)

FTPVolumeName - ftplinks

Qtree Name - ftp_qtree

VFilerName - vfiler1

Volume Name - vol_cifs

MY COMMAND INFO ( for some reason I cant attach my dar file)

param (

  [parameter(Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="Volume name")]


  [parameter(Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="Qtree name")]


  [parameter(Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="vFiler name")]


    [parameter(Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="Array name or IP address")]


  [parameter(Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="FTP Volume Name")]


  [parameter(Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="FTP ID")]



  # connect to controller

Connect-WfaController -Array $Array

# Set QtreePath

$QtreePath = "/vol/" + $VolumeName + "/" + $QtreeName

$FTPpath = "/vol/" + $FTPVolumeName + "/"+  "/" +$FTPID


New-NaFileSymlink $QtreePath $FTPpath



I know of a Professional Service Engineer that is now the Principal Technical Architect that is very skilled with Powershell scripts like these. His name is John Fullbright. You could try e-mailing him at & see if he has a moment to review your script. I'm sure a script like this would be very trivial for him.

Here is a link to his forum profile as well:


Nicholas Lee Fagan


Can you please paste a screen shot of the screen where you are exactly facing the problem?




I have managed to get this working. Thanks.

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