Intermediate FTP VIs

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Owning Palette: FTP VIs

Requires: Base Development System. This topic might not match its corresponding palette in LabVIEW depending on your operating system, licensed product(s), and target.

Use the Intermediate FTP VIs to configure options for sending and receiving data to and from an FTP server.

The VIs on this palette can return FTP error codes.

(NI Linux Real-Time) The FTP server is disabled by default, and you cannot use it in safe mode. National Instruments recommends using WebDAV as the file transfer mechanism for improved security.

Palette ObjectDescription
FTP Check ReplyConverts an FTP reply into a class (first digit), sub-class (second digit), and code (third digit). The VI also determines whether the reply is within an expected class.
FTP Close SessionSends the QUIT command and closes the FTP connection associated with ftp session.
FTP Directory ListingReturns a list of entries for a directory on the FTP server. The VI uses the LIST command to interpret the list as a UNIX ls command output. If the VI fails, it uses the LIST command to retrieve the list of names in the directory.
FTP Get Path InfoReturns information about a path on the FTP server.
FTP LogonLogs on to an FTP server.
FTP Open SessionOpens an FTP connection to an FTP server.
FTP Rename FileRenames a file on the FTP server.
FTP Reply To ErrorReturns the error if error in contains an error. Otherwise, the VI converts an FTP reply into an FTP error code.
FTP Retrieve MultipleCopies a list of files, saving them on the local machine or returning their contents.
FTP StatusDisplays the status of an FTP transaction. Use this VI only to open or close the status window.
FTP Store MultipleCopies the contents of multiple files or buffers from the local machine.

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