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Need to download a file from file transfer protocol (FTP) in a Designer workflow? The attached workflow and configuration steps needed to get you all set you up are below!
1. Update your URL field in the first Text Input Tool to have the correct FTP URL/filename.extension. Also update your Download To field to point to your desired directory\filename.extension:
If the Download To directory is left as .\, the file will be downloaded to the directory the sample workflow was saved in.
2. Update FTP site credentials in the Connection tab of the Download Tool:
The other tabs of the download tool are already configured. They make use of the Payload HTTP Action GET (or FTP) (a) and specify the FTP URL, as well as the filename to download to (b).
3. Update your Input Tool’s filename to look for the same filename used in your Download To field from Step 1:
There you have it! You should be successfully downloading your FTP file to your intended directory and opening it for use in your workflow. As always, if you’re experiencing any issues don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Want to learn more about the Download or Text Input Tools? Try the links below: