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How to grab a file from a FTP-server with a ms-access vba module using SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol

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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Experts,

My client is saving (.xls) data files on their own secure FTP-server for me to download and use in MS-Access. I currently use an ftp program "Filezilla" to manually login their server, grab the file and save it into a local folder. Every day, I process the data in those Excel files with MS-Access.

I would like to automate this daily sFTP-process from within MS-Access 2010 using VBA to automatically ftp 'GET' any file they place on their server for me. I do already have a VBA-module in MS-Access which can get files with FTP, but not for using SFTP-SSH File Transfer Protocol.

I think one approach is to use third party software like WinSCP maybe and trigger this (sFTP) software from the Windows command line with a little script file that can be rescheduled on a daily basis?

I use MS-Access 2010 on Windows XP Pro.
Can you help?

Many thanks!!!
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