Uploads and downloads data from an FTP server. The transformer allows uploads from attribute values or from a file. Remote files may be downloaded into a local file, or into a feature attribute. The transformer also supports deleting remote files.

The transformer supports the ftp, ftps and sftp protocols.

Implicit and Explicit FTPS

FTPS supports two methods of invoking TLS encryption: implicit mode and explicit mode. The transformer will use the explicit mode in the following cases:

  • The URL begins with ftpes: ftpes://hostname/path
  • The URL begins with ftps but also sets the port to 21: ftps://hostname:21/path

In all other cases, if the URL begins with ftps, the implicit mode will be used.


Output Ports


Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.

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