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How to Debug ftp_put_file

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    How to Debug ftp_put_file

    I'm trying to use ftp_put_file to upload a file to an FTP folder. I can use FileZilla to upload the file but not ftp_put_file. I receive the following error:

    Could not get file c:\send\file_to_send.csv 0

    The "0" at the end of the error message seems to be indicating something. The file does exist and I can send if using FileZilla but not Alpha. How do I debug this?

    Thank you,

    Re: How to Debug ftp_put_file

    No-one else can see what you are doing.
    If you have a sequence of code you can place debug in that.


      Re: How to Debug ftp_put_file

      Hello Everyone,

      I have partially solved this issue but I do not understand what the problem is. I copied my workspace to a different computer on a completely different network and the code will work. It appears that "ports" or something like this are being blocked by either my computer or by the network it is on.

      1. Is this an issue with ports on my computer?
      2. Is this an issue with ports on my router?

      Thank you,


        Re: How to Debug ftp_put_file

        The documentation seems to indicate it is the software on a particular computer.

        Alpha Five has no control over the second port used. Norton Antivirus apparently looks for activity on certain ports and flags any traffic on those ports as activity by a trojan. Phineas Phucker uses port 2801. Striker uses port 2565. WinCrash uses ports 2583, 3024, 4092 and 5742. These are all perfectly acceptable for use by an FTP upload.
        There can be only one.


          Re: How to Debug ftp_put_file

          A quick and easy way is to disable windows firewall, or any other type of firewall you have on your computer long enough for testing.
          If you are not the network admin, ask that person to allow ftp through the firewall.
 is a great site to test and share sql code


            Re: How to Debug ftp_put_file

            CP, I have many projects with ftp processes in them. I would highly recommend that you learn to do this with cURL, then use the cURL genie within Alpha to handle your FTP'ing. You will find it to be much more flexible. AA ftp_put_file is a good solution, however AA's ability to leverage lower level functionality is a great solution.


              Re: How to Debug ftp_put_file


              This neither the AA forum nor the web/mobile version. A5V11 does not support curl.
              There can be only one.


                Re: How to Debug ftp_put_file

                oops, my mistake. I am not sure how I got to v11. Thanks for point that out Stan.


                  Re: How to Debug ftp_put_file

                  Happens all the time. No harm done, just clarifying so others don't waste time trying to find that genie.
                  There can be only one.