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I am attempting to copy a tab delimited text file to an FTP folder.

This is the example I am using: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms229715(v=vs.110).aspx

// Copy the contents of the file to the request stream.
            StreamReader sourceStream = new StreamReader("Changes.txt");
            byte [] fileContents = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(sourceStream.ReadToEnd());
            sourceStream.Close();

error: The name Encoding does not exist in the current context.

I am not sure that  byte [] fileContents  applies to a tab delimited file.

This is the structure of Changes.txt:

     NameChangeDate           Market  OldName NewName
     2009-04-15 00:00:00.000      NASDAQ      SGIC      SGICQ
     2009-04-16 00:00:00.000      AMEX      ABH          ABWTQ
     2009-04-16 00:00:00.000      NYSE      GGP          GGWPQ
     2009-04-17 00:00:00.000      NASDAQ      XTLB      XTLBY
     2009-04-20 00:00:00.000      NASDAQ      ATTC      ATTCE

What is the correct syntax for reading the file contents?

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I think you have just forgot
using System.Text;

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in your code.

Oli
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Yes, That was simple. Thanks.

The example describes how to copy from one FTP folder to another.

I need to copy the file from my local machine folder to the FTP folder.

I know how to create the local filestream.

What do I need to change in the upload statement?

Or is this the subject of a new question?

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Thank you.
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Odd: I posted some code for the upload, but it is not in the thread... maybe I didnt hit the Submit button? But I think it is clear from your own example which you linked above.

Have a good time,

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Would you mind posting the upload code again?

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Sure. I posted (or not):

Its not subject to a new question.

From your example above it would be something like:

           using System.Net;



           // Get the object used to communicate with the server.
            FtpWebRequest request = (FtpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("ftp://your.server.com/some/path/your_file.txt");
            request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.UploadFile;

            // This example assumes the FTP site uses anonymous logon.
            request.Credentials = new NetworkCredential ("anonymous","janeDoe@contoso.com");

            request.ContentLength = fileContents.Length;
            Stream requestStream = request.GetRequestStream();
            requestStream.Write(fileContents, 0, fileContents.Length);
            requestStream.Close();

            FtpWebResponse response = (FtpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();
    
            Console.WriteLine("Upload File Complete, status {0}", response.StatusDescription);
    
            response.Close();

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The line
request.Credentials = new NetworkCredential ("anonymous","janeDoe@contoso.com");
must be changed to your credentials.
Syntax is: NetworkCredential( String user, String password);

If everything is good, it should create the file "your_file.txt" on the server "your.server.com" in the directory "some/path/".

Oli
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Thank you. This is how it worked for me.
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