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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) – Part 22 – Receive File using FTP Task in SSIS Package


This is part 22 of the series of article on SSIS. In this article we are going to see how to receive file from FTP task in SSIS.


In this article we are going to see on how to use a FTP task in SSIS package to receive a file.

You can look into my series of article on SSIS at the url - http://f5debug.net/tutorial/ssis.aspx



In this article we are going to see on how to use a FTP task container in packaging. FTP task is mainly used to do a file transfer using FTP. SSIS provides the in built task container to do a FTP of a file. Let’s jump start to see the on how to use the task in real time. Here im going to show a small example on how to configure a FTP task and receive a file.

Follow steps 1 to 3 on my first article to open the BIDS project and select the right project to work on integration services project. Once the project is created, we will see on how to use FTP task container. Drag and drop the FTP task as shown in the below screen.


Now double click on the task to open the property window and set the properties as shown in the below screen.


The above image is for setting the FTP Connection, end user need to provide the correct connection settings and click on the Test Connection to confirm if the connection is valid.

Now in the file transfer tab we need to set the property since in our example we are going to receive the file from FTP we need to set as below. Here input variable is used to get the path where we need to save the file.


Here once you have given valid credentials by running directly the package will do the necessary steps of receiving the files from FTP to the local folder.


So in this article we have seen on how to use the FTP task to receive a file from a site and save it in a local folder.

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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Comments (3) -

Blair Christensen
Blair Christensen
11/8/2012 8:20:05 AM #

So are you going to actually show the file path setup?  You're leaving out more than 50% of the configuration - the part someone really needs - including input and output paths, etc.  Without that, this post is worthless and not a "tutorial".

3/12/2013 7:52:11 PM #

For FTP server name,is it compulsory that the server should be FTP or Any server like SQL server    is also allowed

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