FTP task

In this topic we discuss how to define a ftp task, meaning of generic and ftp-specific input fields.

Generic input fields:

1) Specify the type of remote server as FTP:


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2) Enter the name of the server:



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3) Enter the directory path on the server from where you want to download files:


You can click the magnifier button to verify if such server destination exists by opening it in Windows Explorer :



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4) Define the file mask of the files you want to download:



You will familiarize with how to define multiple file masks in the Advanced chapter (to be able to define multiple file maks you have to switch the application interface to Advanced mode).

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FTP-specific input fields:

5) Indicate how you are going to retrieve the FTP server listing:


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You have the following options:




For the options 2-4 you can specify if the server listing file is stored locally:


For the options 2-4 you can click the magnifier button to view the server listing file with Windows Explorer :



For the option 2 you have to define the parent path of the ls-lR formatted listing file, i.e. the path to which all ls-lR entries are relative to:


For the options 1, 2 and 4 you can indicate that all files, which are recursively stored within the server directory and satisfying the mask, have to be downloaded / updated:


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Again generic input fields:

6) Define the local folder path where you want to save the downloaded files:


or click the browse button:



You can check the local directory with Windows Explorer by clicking the magnifier button:



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7) Give the task a description:


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8) Click Apply changes button in the Tabs section or Apply button in the task toolbar:

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