The SSIS FTP Task is used to perform different kind of operations on Files and Folders (or Directories). In this article we will show you the steps involved in configuring the SSIS FTP task delete local files with example.
Below screenshot shows you the data inside the local file system. Our task is to Delete the existing file present in the File System Task Folder and that is Cache.xml.
SSIS FTP Task Delete Local Files
In order to delete files from our local computer, First Drag and drop the FTP Task into the Control Flow region and rename it as SSIS FTP Task Delete Local Files
Double click on it will open the FTP Task Editor to configure it. Please change the task name according to your requirements and provide the valid description.
Within the Connection section, We have a property called FTPConnection. By clicking on the drop down arrow will show you the already created FTP Connections (If any) or please click on the <New Connection..> option to create one. In this example, We are using the already created Connection (FTP Connection Manager) as shown below. Please refer SSIS FTP Connection Manager article to understand the connection settings
Please click on the File Transfer tab to configure the FTP operations. Following screenshot will show you the available properties in this tab.
The SSIS FTP task supports eight different operations on Files and Folders. In this example we want to delete the file present in our local file system so, We are selecting the Delete Local Files option from the Operations property as shown below
Next we have to configure the Local Parameters. For the time being we are declaring the Local path manually but in real-time, we recommend using variables. If we set the IsLocalPathVariable to False, we have to configure the Source Connection using LocalPath Property. If you already created the File Connection Manager you can simply select it from the drop down list otherwise, You have to create by selecting <New Connection..>. as shown in below screenshot.
Once you selected the <New Connection..>, File Connection Manager Editor will be opened in new window. Using this editor we have to select the required file from our local file system. To do so, Please click on the Browse button to select the location from our file system.
From the below screenshot you can observe that, We selected the Cache.xml as the file name. It means, following task will delete the Cache.xml file from E Drive. Click Open button to select it.
Click OK to finish configuring the SSIS FTP task delete local files package.
Let’s run and see whether we successfully Deleted the Cache.xml file from our local File System or not.
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