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Managed Adapters Guide
FTP Managed Adapter : Working with the FTP Adapter : Configuring the FTP Adapter
 

Configuring the FTP Adapter

You can assign and configure the FTP Adapter to an Adapter workstep in your process by performing the following procedures.
To configure the FTP adapter:
1. Click the Assign Participants link in the Tasks pane. Expand Adapters > Managed > FTP Adapter folder and drag the default GenericFTPAdapter (or a previously configured FTP adapter instance) from the Tasks pane to the Content pane, creating an FTPAdapter workstep.
2. Double-click the workstep to open its Properties view, and click the Configuration tab. This tab includes the Configure and Change mapping buttons for defining the adapter configuration and mapping respectively.
3. Click Configure to open the configurator box of the FTP Adapter Configurator.
Note: You can also open the FTP Adapter Configurator using the new Managed Adapter Browser (available only from Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge) functionality. In addition to configuring, you can use the Managed Adapter Browser to perform functions like creating a copy, renaming, deleting, as well as importing and exporting the configuration information. For more information, refer to the "Using the Managed Adapter Browser" section of the OpenEdge Getting Started: Developing BPM Applications with Developer Studio.
4. The FTP Adapter Configurator dialog box includes two tabs, Source Location and Target Location. Use the tabs to specify the Source and Target locations, respectively. The FTP Adapter Configurator also includes the following three file location options:
*Document dataslot. The file is downloaded from (or uploaded to) a Document dataslot in your business process.
*Local Filesystem. The file is loaded from (or saved to) a location on the Business Process Server's file system. For more information, see Accessing files on the Local FileSystem
*FTP server. The file is downloaded from (or uploaded to) a remote FTP server. For more information, see Accessing files on a remote FTP server.
Any combination of source and target locations is allowed.
* Accessing files on the Local FileSystem
* Accessing files on a remote FTP server