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Hello, i am pulling data (GET request) from a clients sftp.
The download tool and workflow was working fine for the last 2 months, no changes were made to the workflow nor the download process
suddenly i am getting Error transferring data: Failed initialization error from the download tool. I am passing just the url and user/pass, one file download per run.
Has anyone found the cause of this?
I am able to access the folder thru filezila just fine with the credentials, just not thru Alteryx.
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Go to Solution.
Most likely your IT changed the security settings according to this post.
Yes you are right, the server's security was raised and is not matching the download tool security transfer protocol. I am looking for a workarounds/ substitute for download tool.
Hi Mmisiji60! Did you find a solution/workaround to this problem yet?
Hi, it turned out that my client's encyption was higher than alteryx's and this blocked the connection.
I ended up using a python script in the workflow that would download the files from the SFTP to alteryx server.
Hi Plamena10! Thanks for the swift response - any chance you could share an anonymised version of the Python script with me?
Sure- this script is looking for .csv files in folder
Create 2 folders:
1. for keyfile you will need to create folder both on your local PC and the server if required -in my case i store txt file with SSH key
2. folder to where the file will be downloaded and (if needed) picked up back into the workflow
hope it helps