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Distributing Reports to FTP Destinations

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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.

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This has been super useful!! Thanks!

I'm now using this more and more but I've recently started getting an error which means I am unable to create new outputs: Capture.PNG

Is there some sort of limit? Or any other reasons this could be happening?

(I've tried a variety of different names to see if this helps but I haven't got anything yet!

c_gilbert
Contributor II

Some important information which seems to have been missed off here - to add other sub-locations to the end of the ftp destination, you must specify the path using individual entries, such as:

SFTP_Output_Settings.png

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