File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Push

Ditch the Manual Work & Embrace Automation

Say goodbye to tedious data uploads and hello to seamless flow with Netmera's FTP Push feature. The FTP Push feature allows logged data files to be automatically copied using FTP to a user-specified server – automatically, the moment they close. The logged data files are copied to the server as soon as the data file is closed. No more manual work, just real-time updates, and streamlined data management.

Automate and Analyze: Why Every Business Needs Netmera's FTP Push

Netmera's FTP Push provides organizations with up-to-the-minute data updates, benefiting e-commerce businesses tracking sales by ensuring consistent server updates. Marketing teams can centralize customer engagement and response data for more informed campaign decisions. Additionally, FTP Push supports application performance monitoring by facilitating the regular transfer of performance logs and metrics to servers and aids businesses in automating data transfers to data warehouses.

How FTP Push Automates Data Management for Efficiency

FTP Push enhances efficiency by eliminating manual data transfer tasks, initiating transfers automatically upon file closure. This automation not only frees up valuable time and resources but also reduces the risk of errors associated with manual processes. Organizations relying on up-to-date data can benefit significantly from FTP Push, gaining timely access to current information for better strategic planning, proactive problem-solving, and agile responses to market changes. Moreover, FTP Push ensures data integrity and accuracy throughout the transfer process, increasing the reliability of data for analysis and decision-making.

Setting Up FTP Push: A Step-by-Step Guide

Harnessing the benefits of FTP Push is a seamless process that involves a few key steps:

Step 1. Enabling the FTP Push Offer

  • Initiate your journey by contacting your designated Customer Success Manager (CSM). They'll act as your guide, assisting you in enabling the FTP Push Offer on Netmera for your application.

  • Your CSM will navigate you through the necessary configurations and ensure the feature is activated within your Netmera account, paving the way for automated data transfers.

Step 2. Creating an FTP User

  • To establish a secure connection between Netmera and your chosen server, your DevOps team will create a dedicated FTP user specifically for your application.

  • Once the user is set up, you'll receive secure login credentials, acting as keys to initiate smooth and secure data transfers.

Step 3. Preparing the CSV File

  • Before the transfer process begins, organize your data into a Comma-Separated Values (CSV) file format.

  • Ensure that the CSV file contains the necessary fields such as external id, push text, deep link, etc. These details are crucial for creating customized push notifications that will be sent to your intended recipients.

Step 4. Uploading the CSV File

  • With your CSV file in hand, it's time to upload it to the designated FTP server.

  • Utilize the FTP credentials provided by your DevOps team to establish a secure connection to the server and initiate the file transfer.

  • Upon completion of the upload, Netmera will automatically step in, processing the data and triggering the delivery of push notifications based on the instructions embedded within the CSV file.

Sample Exporting Files

To export files via FTP from the Netmera Panel, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Export screen on the Netmera Panel. You may visit Exportfor further information on the report options.

  2. Select the desired report or data set to export.

  3. Trigger the FTP transfer by clicking the 'Send' button.

  4. Once initiated, the report will be automatically transferred to your designated server.

Upon completion, the files will be named as follows:

  • appkey_PUSH_REPORTS_date

  • appkey_msgID_PUSH_REPORTS_date (with external ID)

These files will be automatically transferred to your designated server.

In essence, FTP Push in Netmera simplifies the process of transferring logged data files to a server, bringing benefits of efficiency, real-time updates, and enhanced data security. By following these straightforward steps, you'll empower FTP Push to streamline your data management and ensure timely, accurate information flow, enhancing your operations and decision-making capabilities.

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