The /ftp/import Robot

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The /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.

Parameters

Name Type Default Description
credentials (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 parameters instead: "host", "user", "password".
path (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.
port Integer 21 The port to use for the FTP connection.
ignore_errors Array [] Possible array members are "meta" and "import". There might be an error coming up when trying to extract meta data from your imported files. This happens for files that are zero bytes big for example. Including "meta" in the array will cause the Robot to not stop the import (and the entire Assembly) when that happens. Including "import" in the array will ensure Robot does not error out on any import errors either. To keep backwards compatibility, setting this parameter to true will set it to ["meta", "import"] internally.
passive_mode Boolean true Determines if passive mode should be used for the FTP connection.

Demos

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 our /ftp/import Robot

We wrote the following posts about our /ftp/import Robot on our blog:

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