Advanced FTP V2 Connector

Advanced FTP V2 Connector

Advanced FTP V2 connection properties

Advanced FTP V2 connection properties

When you set up an Advanced FTP V2 connection, you must configure the connection properties.
The following table describes the Advanced FTP V2 connection properties:
Connection property
Description
Connection Name
The name of the connection. The name is not case sensitive and must be unique within the domain. You can change this property after you create the connection. The name cannot exceed 128 characters, contain spaces, or contain the following special characters:~ ` ! $ % ^ & * ( ) - + = { [ } ] | \ : ; " ' < , > . ? /
Description
Optional. The description of the connection. The description cannot exceed 4,000 characters.
Type
Select the
Advanced FTP V2
connection type.
Runtime Environment
The name of the runtime environment where you want to run the tasks. Specify a Secure Agent.
Host
The host name or IP address of the FTP server.
Port
The port number to use for connecting to the FTP server. If left blank, the default port number 21 is used.
Username
User name to connect to the FTP server.
Password
Password to connect to the FTP server.
Folder Path
The directory to use after connecting to the FTP server.
Use passive mode
Indicates whether the connection uses
Passive
or
Active
mode. Specify
Yes
to use
Passive
mode. Specify
No
to use
Active
mode.
The default value is
Yes
.
In Passive mode, the server does not need to connect back to a port on the connection client, which is a firewall-friendly mode. If you have problems with connecting to the server, you might want to change the mode to Passive by selecting
Yes
for this option.
In Active mode, the server attempts to connect back to a port on the connection client to perform the data transfer.
Data Connection Start Port
The starting port number to use for the data connection.
Data Connection End Port
The ending port number to use for the data connection.
Timeout
The number of seconds to wait when attempting to connect to the server. A timeout occurs if the connection cannot be established in the specified amount of time. If left blank, the default value of 120 seconds is used.
Connection Retry Attempts
The number of times to connect to retry the FTP connection if a connection cannot be established. This setting is used for both the initial connection and any reconnect attempts due to lost connections. If left blank, no retries will be attempted.
Connection Retry Interval
The number of seconds to wait between each connection retry attempt.
For instance, if you want to retry to connect up to 10 times with a five second delay between retries, then specify
10
for the
Connection Retry Attempts
and
5
for the
Connection Retry
Interval.
Control Encoding
If left blank, the connection uses the ISO standard ISO-8859-1. If supported by the server, other encodings such as UTF-8 can be specified to support international characters.
List Parser
The list parser to use for the server connection. If the field is left blank, the Advanced FTP V2 Connector attempts to use the MLSD parser. If the MLSD parser is not supported by the server, the UNIX parser is used. If you experience problems listing directories, select a different list parser.
Date Format
This date format is applied if the server returns a date that is different from the selected list parser default. If your location requires a different date format (for example, d MMM yyyy), specify the date format in this field. Not all list parsers support the date format setting. List parsers that do not support the date format setting ignores any user specified value.
Recent Date Format
Specify the date format to use when parsing the recent last modified date for each file. The recent date format applies in UNIX-based systems and appears on entries less than a year old. If your location requires a specific date format (for example, d MMM HH:mm), specify that pattern in this field. Not all list parsers support the recent date format setting. List parsers that do not support the recent date format setting ignores any user-specified value.