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    FTP File Download Through VBA

    Hello fellow experts!

    I'm in desparate need of help. I am currently working on importing/exporting files to a ftp server.

    Now, I was able to successfully automate the send process. However, i'm having trouble automating the download process.

    What I mean by this is, on the ftp server there's an export folder that a client will put some csv files every night. The next morning I want to download these files from the ftp server onto my hard drive, I want to be able to automate this so that when I come in the morning they will be already copied to a folder on my hard drive.

    Now, the tricky part is that the filename is never the same since each filename has a time stamp (date, time, second...etc). I want to be able to transfer all files no matter what there name is.

    I used the following codes from a useful site: But, it's good for transferring 1 file that has a fixed name (in the example below "Picture.gif". In my case, I need to transfer a bunch of csv files that will always have different names, how do I work around this?

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    Thanks for any tips and advise as I spent lots of time searching on the net and didn't come up with any answers.
    Last edited by DavoH; 01-06-2011 at 10:34 PM. Reason: Added codes.

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    Re: FTP File Download Through VBA

    Hi DavoH

    Welcome to the Forum

    Please wrap your code in code tags, before the moderators get you...

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    Re: FTP File Download Through VBA

    Thanks man! That was close lol.

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    Re: FTP File Download Through VBA

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    1. change the directory in which you want the downloaded files to be stored.
    2. adapt the path where you want to store the ftp file
    3. replace 'username' by your username for this ftp-server
    replace 'password' by your password for this ftp-server
    change '/httpdosc/...' in the directory where the to be downloaded files reside.
    change '*xls' by the extension of the files you want to download.
    4. adapt the ftp-files path according to step 2
    5. replace 'website.com' by the name of the ftp-server
    Last edited by snb; 01-07-2011 at 05:35 AM.



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    Re: FTP File Download Through VBA

    Thanks very much for your help snb! I tried your code above and encountered a problem regarding the following line:

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    When Shell was running I looked at the DOS prompt and saw 'invalid command' for the above line (** /Production/Export).

    The files I want to download reside on the server under a folder Production and a sub folder Export eg. ftpwebsite.com/Production/Export

    What am I doing wrong here?

    Thanks!

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    Re: FTP File Download Through VBA

    This forum's software is so kind to change c_d (without underscore) into **

    you have to use (without underscore):

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    Re: FTP File Download Through VBA

    I changed it to "c_d /Production/Export" (without underscore), no errors now in the prompt, but the process didn't work, the files di not get transferred

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    Re: FTP File Download Through VBA

    im unable to connect server, please help me to upload file to ftp.
    ftp> Not connected.
    ftp> USER xxxx
    Invalid command.
    ftp> xxxx
    Not connected.
    ftp> cd \upload\pickup
    Not connected.
    ftp> put D:\vba\practice_5_03\1.xlsx
    quit
    im gettin this error in temp files

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    Re: FTP File Download Through VBA

    sujith,

    Unfortunately you need to post your question in a new thread, it's against the forum rules to post a question in the thread of another user. If you create your own thread, any advice will be tailored to your situation so you should include a description of what you've done and are trying to do. Also, if you feel that this thread is particularly relevant to what you are trying to do, you can surely include a link to it in your new thread.
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