FTP Adapter - receive temp folder - general question RRS feed

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  • Hi,

         I was checking out the FTP receive temp folder. From what I understand, the temp folder must be local to Biztalk server and the main purpose of this configuration is, if the ftp transmission to biztalk host(FTP path->temp folder -> message box) fails, the file still stays in the source location. During the next poll, ftp receive would do another get using the temp folder. 

    Can someone tell me if this is correct?

    Is the message in the source location deleted after the file successfully reaches the temp folder or the message box?


    • Moved by Ben Cline1Moderator Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:48 PM related to adapters (From:BizTalk Server General)
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:57 AM

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  • Your questions are related to following two FTP adapter enhancements in BizTalk Server 2010 and you can find more information about these here.

    ->Support for atomic file transfer in ASCII mode
    ->Support for downloading files from locations marked as read-only


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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:06 PM
  • Hi,

    In the following link (, look for this note:


    In binary mode, the Temporary Folder property can also be used to resume file transfer if there is a failure in between. This is not applicable for ASCII mode. For ASCII mode, the Temporary Folder property is only used for atomic file transfer.


    This temporary folder property was always available for the FTP adapter. For releases previous to BTS 2010, this property was used :

    • to resume transfer in case it failed (only for binary mode).
    • and for atomic file transfer (only for binary mode) 

    With BTS 2010, this property is also used for atomic file transfer for ASCII mode. However, resumption of file transfer in case of a failure is only applicable for binary mode. So, to sum it up, we can now use the temporary folder property for the following:

    • to resume transfer in case it failed (only for binary mode)
    • and for atomic file transfer (binary and ASCII mode)

    I have also done a video on the new features of FTP adapter. You can find all the info about the video on my blog at:


    ______ Nitin Mehrotra, BizTalk Server CCxG,
    Sunday, May 22, 2011 6:56 AM