About FTP Server data instances

Define an FTP Server data instance to allow your application to act as a File Transfer Protocol client, copying files from one server or file system to a remote FTP server.

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To copy a file using FTP, SSH FTP (SFTP), or FTP Secure (FTPS) , define an FTP server data instance and then call the Connect-FTP method in an activity. See More about FTP Servers.


After they are defined, FTP Server data instances are available to all applications. Use the Records Explorer to list the FTP server data instances on your system.


The Data-Admin-Connect-FTPServer class contains FTP Server data instances. This class is part of the Integration-Resources category.

Associated ruleset

When you save an FTP Server data instance, if the Associated RuleSet is [none], the system completes this field with a RuleSet from the current application. This association assists with application packaging. You can update the associated RuleSet using the field in the upper right corner of the form. See Identifying parts of rule and data forms.

If there is no RuleSet associated with the data instance (for example, for existing instances not previously associated with a RuleSet), the Associated RuleSet displays [none].