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GetFile - Trying to get data from a mapped server

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132059 Aug 10,2017 12:57 PM UTC Aug 14,2017 08:51 AM UTC Data Integration Platform 3
Tags: Data Integration
Tim Maher
Asked On August 10, 2017 12:57 PM UTC

Hi, It is possible to put a path of a mapped server into the Input directory when configuring a GetFile processor?  I have tried to do this put it is saying it is an invalid directory

Karthikeyan SankaraVadivel [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 11, 2017 06:41 AM UTC

Hi Tim, 

GetFile Fetch the files from the local file system. We cannot fetch the data from the network folder.  
As an alternate solution, we have “GetFTP” and “PutFTP” processor to connect with remote FTP folders. 

Please let us if you need further clarifications.  

Karthikeyan S  

Tim Maher
Replied On August 11, 2017 01:03 PM UTC

Hi Thanks for your reply.

For example, if the remote server that I am trying to get the file from has an IP address of  and the file i am trying to retrieve is in 


how would I complete the connection details in the FetchFTP configuration section?

Many thanks for your help


Karthikeyan SankaraVadivel [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 14, 2017 08:51 AM UTC

Hi Tim, 

Please configure your FetchFTP processor with the below configurations and make sure that your FTP server is installed and configured correctly.  

The fully-qualified hostname or IP address of the host to fetch the data from 

The port to connect to on the remote host to fetch the data from  

Default is 21.  
<yourUsername of the FTP server> 
<Password of the FTP server> 
Remote File 
The fully qualified filename on the remote system Supports Expression Language: true 
Ex - /Data/ftpfiles.xls 
Connection Mode 
Passive / Active  
The FTP Connection Mode 

Please let me know if you need further assistance on this.  

Karthikeyan S  


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