user18253

Steps to copy a local file to a remote directory?

Discussion created by user18253 on Sep 21, 2012

Hi All,

 

First post here, I have a little problem that I'd love nail down!

 

One of our clients want any given list of contacts to be pinned onto a map through the use of a button.

 

I have a script that exports a found set of contacts to an XML file.

This file is formatted to be read by google to process the records and create pins on a google map (containing the company name, postcode and description).

Everything works as expected.

 

My issue is I am currently manually copying the exported file to an FTP server in order for google to be able to reference it.

I'm searching for a way to automate this copying process, so I can add the steps onto the end of the export script.

 

I've tried using the command line but can't seem to get a solid connection to the FTP server (I'm using GoDaddy - DOH!).

I've also tried various PHP FTP methods with no luck.

 

Am I correct in attempting to use an FTP server to achieve this or is there a better method?

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks, all the best!

 

Tom - Data Creator (2010) Ltd

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