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Adding a built in FTP connector in Qlik Sense Cloud

ingoniclas
Creator II
Creator II

Adding a built in FTP connector in Qlik Sense Cloud

So far it is not possible to fetch data from an FTP server when using Qlik Sense Business, i.e. in the Cloud environment. The Qlik FTP/SFTP connector uses localhost in the url to find the respective file, which does not work in the cloud because localhost does not exist in that context. However, there are situations where companies only allow to fetch data from FTP servers. Therefore, I suggest to add this option.

31 Comments
CHansford
Luminary
Luminary

For info, I believe it is only the SFTP element that is in development 😞

Merry Christmas 🎅

AlexisLeCorfec
Contributor II
Contributor II

Hello. Any update / expected deadline for this development ?

scottduthie
Partner - Creator
Partner - Creator

I'll let someone from Qlik chip in here - but my understanding is we should see the new connector released in Qlik SaaS by end Feb or early March (The early access program is pencilled for this week - so maybe 4 to 6 weeks after that for general release assuming all goes smoothly).

P-O_Davidson
Employee
Employee

Yes, that's correct the target is to have the new SFTP Connector deployed in Qlik Sense SaaS by end of February (or worst case early March).

JuanGerardo
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

Well, it seems it has been already deployed: SFTP | Qlik Cloud Help

P-O_Davidson
Employee
Employee

Yes! The new SFTP file location connector was released in Qlik Sense Cloud yesterday, and it will be included in the Qlik Sense client-managed release in May 2023.

Status changed to: Delivered
p_verkooijen
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

When can we expect FTP ?

Now using Qlik automations to move FTP files to Onedrive to be able to process them in Qlik..

scottduthie
Partner - Creator
Partner - Creator

Hi @p_verkooijen  - the SFTP connector is now available in Qlik SaaS.

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p_verkooijen
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

Hi @scottduthie indeed, however FTP(S) is still not available only SFTP.

So now I need to workaround with automations to move data around from FTP to Onedrive to be able to get it in Qlik Sense. 

scottduthie
Partner - Creator
Partner - Creator

Ahh I see - apologies - assumed you were meaning SFTP. Do you know if further development for FTP(S) is in the pipeline?

At least we now have SFTP - this was a big blocker for us on many projects.