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Transfer your extracted data via FTP
Transfer your extracted data via FTP
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Written by Victor B
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What is FTP and Why Use It?

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a widely-used network protocol that enables the transfer of files between a server and a client in a computer network. FTP is ideal for exchanging files between computer accounts, transferring files between an account and a desktop computer, or accessing online software archives. By integrating FTP with WebAutomation data extractors, you can seamlessly export your data to an external folder.

Setting Up the WebAutomation FTP Connector

Follow these steps to integrate FTP with WebAutomation data extractors:

Step 1: Choose the FTP Integration Option

Navigate to the Integrate dropdown options and select "FTP" to begin the integration process.

Step 2: Enter Your FTP Account Details

Provide the required information for your FTP account, such as the hostname, username, password, and port number.

Step 3: Note the Default Ports for FTP and SFTP

Keep in mind that the default port for "ftp" is 21, while the default port for "sftp" is 22.

Step 4: Connect the FTP Account to the Extractor

Link your FTP account to the desired data extractor to enable data transfer.

Link FTP account to extractor

Step 5: Test Your FTP Connection

Before finalizing the setup, test your FTP connection to ensure it is live and functioning correctly.

Testing your FTP Connection

Step 6: Complete the Integration Process

Upon successful completion of the previous steps, any extracted data from your chosen extractor will automatically be stored in the specified folder in your FTP account.

With this step-by-step guide, you should be able to successfully integrate WebAutomation data export with FTP, enabling seamless and efficient data transfer.

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