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How to import from an FTP server and delete the file after import?

Question asked by jurgmay on May 24, 2016
Latest reply on May 24, 2016 by jurgmay

Hi all,


I need to run a daily import routine that will pull in Order data from a third-party. It is being provided to me via FTP and each day the file will have a different name due to it having the date (YYMMDD) at the start of the filename: 160506_OrderOutput.csv, 160507_OrderOutput.csv etc.


The import is obviously the easy bit but what I'm stumped on is how to manage the files of the FTP server. Ideally once the import is complete I need to delete the file but clearly that's not a native FileMaker job but maybe there's a plugin that can do that?! Is there?!


Or maybe there's just an altogether better way of doing this import???


I'd appreciate any comments on how best to approach this.