Distributing Reports to FTP Destinations

    Reports can be sent directly to FTP destinations by NPrinting. Setting this up is a two-step process. First you need to create an FTP destination and then you need to define that destination as the "output folder" for your Task.

    Open FTP Window

                     
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    1. Click on the Tools tab in the NPrinting ribbon.
    2. Click on the Ftp button in the Destination group in the ribbon.
    3. Click on New FTP

    Note: You will not be able to Remove any pre-existing FTP Destinations of any tasks until you delete them from the tasks.

       

    Create an FTP Destination

                     
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    1. Enter a Name
    2. Enter a Description (optional)
    3. Enter Host IP address and Port number
    4. Enter a Username
    5. Enter a Password, if necessary
    6. If the destination folder of the FTP Host above is also published on the Internet through a web server, the URL can be entered here. The URL can be included in the body of an e-mail message by adding a tag, see: What elements can I add to NPrinting e-mail?
    7. Click on Advanced to open the advanced parameters dialog, if necessary

    Set Advanced Parameters

                     
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    After you have completed your advanced selections:

    1. Click on Verify connection to see if the connection is configured correctly
    2. Click on OK to save the FTP destination
        

    Finish Creating FTP Destination

                     
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    Click on Close.

     

    Send Reports to an FTP Destination

                     
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    1. Click on the General tab of an Excel Report or QlikView Report Task
    2. Select the Custom folder radio button under Use
    3. Open the Type drop-down window and select Ftp destination
    4. Click on the browse button to the right of the Value text box

    Add other sub-locations to the end of the ftp destination (like ftp://my_file_server/Recipient name). Add the recipient subfolder, for instance. See: Dynamic Output Paths

    Select FTP Destinations

                     
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    1. Select the FTP destination from the list
    2. Click on OK
     

    Save the Task up with FTP Destination

                     
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    Save and Close the Report Task.

     

    Launch Task

                     
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    Click on the Run icon.

      

    Possible Need of Intervention

                     
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    You may receive a security alert from Windows Firewall. In this case, click on Allow access. Making these selections permanently resolves the issue.

       

    Send to FTP

                     
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    NPrinting logs show that the report has been copied into the remote FTP destination.