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download a ftp file through vba

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Hi,

I'm looking for a method to download a file from the ftp site through vba.  Any ideas on how to go about doing this?
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by:TazDevil1674
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If you have Microsoft Internet Transfer Control as an available library this looks like the most elegant solution: http://officeone.mvps.org/vba/ftp_upload_file.html
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by:AlexPace
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The inet control is nice in the simple case and the best thing is that it is free!
 
If you need to do secure stuff like FTPS with a client certificate or SFTP you can use Robo-FTP with vba.  Robo-FTP has its own scripting syntax but you can also control it with VBA using COM, see: http://www.robo-ftp.com/help/3.8/sample_vbscript.htm  However, it is not free.
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by:iamnamja
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I don't seem to have Microsoft Internet Transfer protocol and also I would unfortunately need a free version.

Any way to do it with the references taht's already available in excel?  Only reason being is that I would need to send this macro to multiple people within the company and they would have to run it... i don't want to create issues with references/fees and such.
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by:AlexPace
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Here is another thread where the guy is using API calls to do it from Access.  This method has its own issues but it might work for you: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_27997253.html
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Jeff Darling earned 500 total points
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Here is a sample that  works.
Sample-FTP.xlsm
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