FTP Script

Posted on 2008-10-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I'm putting this VB code into a DTS package in MS SQL Server 2000.  I pieced it together from other thing I found on the net, but I don't know VB code and am getting an error:

Object Required FTP.

Also other than the fix for that does the rest of the code look ok for doing a transfer from a local file to a ftp server?
ftp.Hostname = ""

	ftp.Username = "User"

	ftp.Password = "Pass"

	' The default data transfer mode is "Active" as opposed to "Passive".

	' Change it to Passive by setting the Passive property:

	ftp.Passive = 1

	'  Establish an AUTH SSL secure channel after connection

	'  on the standard FTP port 21.

	ftp.AuthTls = 1

	'  The Ssl property is for establishing an implicit SSL connection

	'  on port 990.  Do not set it.

	ftp.Ssl = 0

	'  Connect and login to the FTP server.

	connectStatus = ftp.Connect()

	If (connectStatus <> 1) Then

		'MsgBox ftp.LastErrorText


		Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Failure


		dirStatus = ftp.ChangeRemoteDir("RMed")

		If (dirStatus <> 1) Then

		    'MsgBox ftp.LastErrorText


		Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Failure

	End If		




	'MsgBox ftp.getCurrentRemoteDir()


	'specify the file path and name on the local machine

	localInvoiceFile = "C:\Documents and Settings\Nathan\My Documents\2\dRMed\Invoice_RMed.txt"

	localPatientFile = "C:\Documents and Settings\Nathan\My Documents\2\dRMed\Patient_RMed.txt"


	'specify the file path and name on the remote machine

	remoteInvoiceFile = "C:\Clients\Strat\File Uploads\Customer Uploads\RMed\Invoice_RMed.txt"

	remotePatientFile = "C:\Clients\Strat\File Uploads\Customer Uploads\RMed\Patient_RMed.txt"

	'MsgBox remoteInvoiceFile 

	'MsgBox remotePatientFile


		'download the files from the remote server

		transferStatus = ftp.getFile(remoteInvoiceFile, localInvoiceFile)

		if (transferStatus <> 1) then

			'MsgBox ftp.LastErrorText

			Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Failure


			Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success

		end if


		transferStatus = ftp.GetFile(remotePatientFile, localPatientFile)

		if (transferStatus <> 1) then

			'MsgBox ftp.LastErrorText

			Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Failure


			Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success

		end if




End Function

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Question by:N R
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Expert Comment

ID: 22833354
You need to download an FTP object activex to be able to use it.  As far as your syntax goes, it depends on which object the syntax was coded for.  Check out this link:

Expert Comment

ID: 22833411
Here's another link showing how you create the Chilkat ftp object and use it...
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by:N R
ID: 22833489
ok I see this in the code I took it from:

set ftp = CreateObject("Chilkat.Ftp2")

That's off my production server, so I assume that the FTP object is loaded on it.  However I'm going to be running this on my dev server so I guess I need to get it for it as well?

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Dudge669 earned 500 total points
ID: 22833511
Yes, you will need to install the chillkat object on whatever machine your script runs on.

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