SSIS FTP Task Delete Remote files

The SSIS FTP Task is used to perform different kinds 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 Remote files with example.

Below screenshot will show you the data inside the FTP Server. Our task is to delete one or all the file (.txt, .xls, .jpg) present inside the FTP Server’s Root directory.

NOTE: The SSIS FTP Task uses the FTP Connection Manger to connect with the Remote (FTP Server) Files and Folders.

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SSIS FTP Task Delete Remote files

In order to delete files from FTP Server, First Drag and drop the FTP Task into the Control Flow region and rename it as SSIS FTP Task Delete Remote files

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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

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Please click on the File Transfer tab to configure the FTP operations. Following screenshot will show you the available properties in this tab.

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The SSIS FTP task supports eight different operation on Files and Folders. In this example we want to delete the existing files inside the FTP Server so, We are selecting the Delete Remote Directory option from the Operations property

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For the time being we are declaring the Remote path manually but in real-time, we recommend using variables. Please click on the browse (…) button besides this option to open the remote directory.

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From the below screenshot you can observe that / as the location because it is the root directory of FTP server and currently we don’t have any sub folder. If you want to delete single file, we can select the required file from the directory.

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Click OK button to select it.

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If you want to delete multiple files, we can use the Wildcards. Here, we want to delete all the files present in the FTP Server so we are using *.*.

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Click OK to finish configuring the SSIS FTP task Delete Remote files package. Let’s run and see whether we successfully deleted the existing files from our FTP Server or not.

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From the below screenshot you can observe that, We successfully deleted all the existing files inside our FTP server

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