File Transfer

01-File-Transfer-Object

The File Transfer task performs specified actions on an FTP server. For example, the task can be used to upload a file to an FTP server, rename a file, or delete all files from a remote directory.

To perform an FTP task, drag and drop the File Transfer task object onto the workflow designer. Configure the object by right-clicking on the object’s header and selecting Properties from the context menu.

02-File-Transfer-Click

A File Transfer Action Properties window opens, as shown below. Here, we configure the properties of the File Transfer task.

03-File-Transfer-Properties

FTP Connection: To configure connection with your FTP server, click on the ellipsis button on the right. A Web Connection window opens up.

04-File-Transfer-Connection

Here, set up the FTP server connection by providing the URL, Login Name, Password. In case of using a proxy, fill in the details under Proxy Info. For security protocols, provide details under FTPS Security Settings.

05-File-Transfer-Options

FTP Action: select an action from the FTP Action dropdown. The following options are available:

  • Upload a File: Uploads a file from a local folder into the remote directory.
  • Download a File: Downloads a file from the remote directory into a local folder.
  • Delete a File: Deletes a file from the remote directory.
  • Rename: Renames a file in the remote directory.
  • Remove Directory: Deletes the remote directory.
  • Upload a File with Unique Name: Uploads a file from a local folder into the remote directory, renaming the file if needed to ensure a unique file name in the remote directory.

06-File-Transfer-Options-Properties

  • Remote Info-Path: Specify the path of a file or folder on the FTP server.
  • Local Info-Path: Specify the local path on the server running the workflow.

This concludes our discussion on the File Transfer workflow task.