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What are the steps to set up and utilize winSCP in FoxPro (9)

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Can someone let me know the proper way to setup / register  / USE winscp and use it for automation in visual foxpro?

I need to drop and pull files from a SECURE ftp site as well as read a directory to wait for a file.

Thanks!!

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WinSCP does not allow OLE Automation as other products like MS Office etc.

Instead of the WindSCP OLE Automation you may use its scripting capability and execute it as a DOS batch file by RUN command from inside VFP application.

All details about WinSCP setup and scripting parameters are described here: http://winscp.net/eng/docs/guide_automation

Of course, .NET allows better WinSCP control via assembly build on top of the WinSCP scripting interface.

Other products also exist:
Chilkat FTP library is easily accessible from VFP: http://www.example-code.com/foxpro/sftp.asp
And it also has ActiveX interface (http://www.chilkatsoft.com/refdoc/xChilkatSftpRef.html)

If you would like more work for a free then there is libcURL: http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/
FTP functions (not SFTP!) were encapsulated to FLL library for FoxPro: http://www.sweetpotatosoftware.com/SPSBlog/CommentView,guid,e7cccb45-7d99-4c35-85bc-e123c81c8794.aspx
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Thank you for your help on this I thought I closed this long ago :(
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LOL, first points in December!

Thanks!
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