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So we’re now downloading all the network-shared documents we want thanks to instructions posted on our Knowledge Base, and we’re on our way to mastering FTP in Alteryx. But what if we want to take it a step further? A lot of our users rely on FTP as a drop zone for datasets that are generated periodically (e.g. weekly, monthly, or quarterly datasets). We should then be able to schedule a workflow to coincide with those updates, automatically select the most recent dataset, crank out all the sweet data blending and analytics we have in our scheduled workflow, and proceed with the rest of our lives, right? Right. We can do just that, and with a little work up front, you can automate your FTP download and analysis to run while you’re enjoying the finer things in life. Here’s how in v10.1:
In a previous article, we've shown you how you can upload to FTP using the Download tool. With the release of Alteryx 10.5, the Download tool now supports uploading to SFTP. With this addition, we'll take the opportunity to show you some more examples of uploading data to SFTP/FTP and show you how seamless it can be.