The /ftp/import Robot
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/ftp/import Robot imports whole libraries of files from your FTP servers into Transloadit. No public key authentication is required. This Robot relies on password access.
||(required) String / Array of Strings||
GeneralSpecifies which Step(s) to use as the input to this Robot.
Special Step namesA special Step name is
Providing several Steps as inputYou can add arrays to
Step bundlingSome Robots can gather several Step results for a single invocation. For example, the /file/compress Robot would normally create one Zip file for each file passed to it. If you'd set
This is a crucial parameter for the /video/adaptive Robot, otherwise you'll generate 1 playlist for each viewing quality.
Keep in mind that all input Steps must be present in your Template. If one of them is missing, no result is generated because the Robot waits indefinitely for all input Steps to be finished.
Group by originalSticking with the /file/compress Robot example, you can set
DemoSee a demo for the
||(required) String||Please create your associated Template Credentials in your Transloadit account and use the name
of your Template Credentials as this parameter's value.
They will contain the values for your FTP host, user and password.
While we recommend to use Template Credentials at all times, some use cases demand dynamic credentials for which using
Template Credentials with their static nature is too unwieldy. If you have this requirement, feel free to use the following
||(required) String||The path on your FTP server where to search for files. Files are imported recursively from all sub-directories and sub-sub-directories (and so on) from this path.|
||Integer||21||The port to use for the FTP connection.|
||Possible array members are
||Determines if passive mode should be used for the FTP connection.|
Our /ftp/import Robot can be used in combination with other Robots, to create powerful workflows unique to your use case. Here are a few example scenarios that you can try live on our website:
Blog posts about the /ftp/import Robot
We wrote the following posts about the /ftp/import Robot on our blog:
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You can easily combine Robots to create powerful workflows, unique to your business.
This is the power of Transloadit.