Send results to any SFTP Site

The SSH File Transfer Protocol (also Secure File Transfer Protocol, or SFTP) is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream.

This topic describes the steps that are required to send files to SFTP from Amperity:

  1. Build a query

  2. Add orchestration

  3. Run orchestration

Note

SFTP must be enabled before you can configure an orchestration to send query results. Ask your DataGrid Operator or Amperity representative to enable SFTP for your tenant.

Included SFTP site

Every Amperity tenant includes an SFTP site with a hostname of <tenant>.sftp.amperity.com. For example, if your company name is ACME, then your tenant’s SFTP hostname is acme.sftp.amperity.com. (The hostname is always all lowercase.)

Note

The SFTP site is provisioned by an Amperity administrator after the initial tenant creation. As such, the SFTP site is not immediately available, but this is not a long process. When the SFTP site is ready, Amperity will use SnapPass to send you the connection details. If you wish to use RSA key-based authentication, please provide the public key to your Amperity administrator when requesting SFTP access.

Once this site is provisioned, you may configure the SFTP site as an SFTP source or an SFTP destination to support any desired workflow. External customer processes can be configured to connect to the site using SFTP, after which they can add data to or pick up data from the site to support any external workflow.

Caution

The SFTP server has a 30-day limit on data and after 30 days, data may be moved automatically to an archive location. This location is still accessible to Amperity in case it becomes necessary to reuse it.

Important

The hostname for the SFTP site is always <tenant-name>.sftp.amperity.com. Some older tenants may still be using the legacy address sftp.amperity.com, if so, please contact your Amperity administrator about migrating.

Build query

You will need to build a query, and then send the results to SFTP.

Add orchestration

An orchestration defines the relationship between query results and a destination, including the location to which those query results will be sent and the frequency at which the orchestration will be run.

To add an orchestration

  1. From the Destinations tab, click Add Orchestration. This opens the Add Orchestration dialog box.

  2. From the Object Type drop-down, select Query.

  3. From the Object drop-down, select the query for which results will be sent to SFTP.

  4. From the Destination drop-down, select a destination that is configured for sending data to SFTP.

  5. From the Data Template drop-down, select a data template.

  6. Verify all settings.

  7. Set the workflow to Manual. (You can change this to automatic later, after verifying the end-to-end workflow.)

  8. Click Save.

Run orchestration

Run the orchestration manually to validate that it works.

To run the orchestration

  1. From the Destinations tab, under Orchestrations, open the    menu for the SFTP orchestration, and then select Run.

  2. The Status column for the orchestration will update to say “Waiting to start…”, after which the notifications pane will update to include a notification that shows the current status.

  3. When the orchestration has run successfully, the status is updated to “Completed”.