You can configure a session to use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to read from flat file or XML sources or write to flat file or XML targets. The Integration Service can use FTP to access any machine it can connect to, including mainframes. With both source and target files, use FTP to transfer the files directly or stage them in a local directory. Access source files directly or use a file list to access indirect source files in a session.
To use FTP file sources and targets in a session, complete the following tasks:
Create an FTP connection object in the Workflow Manager and configure the connection attributes.
Configure the session to use the FTP connection object in the session properties.
Configure an FTP connection to use SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) if you are connecting to an SFTP server. SFTP enables file transfer over a secure data stream. The Integration Service creates an SSH2 transport layer that enables a secure connection and access to the files on an SFTP server.