FTP Change Folder Action



See Also

FTP Change Folder Action-Setting Properties, FTP Log On, FTP Upload, FTP Download, FTP Delete, FTP Rename, FTP Create Folder, FTP Remove Folder, FTP Change Folder, HTTP Post


Changes the current working folder on the FTP server.

Practical Usage

Changes the current "working folder" on the FTP server so that relative paths may be used. It is not necessary to use this action if "absolute paths" are used (this is the preferred method).


General Tab

Remote Folder

Text, Required
a) SOURCE="/removefoldername"

Specifies a fully qualified UNIX style path to the folder to change to.

Session Name

Text, Optional default="default"

Specifies the session (created in a previous FTP Log On action) that should be used to perform the folder change. This allows for multiple simultaneous FTP transfers to take place.


Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder


NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.