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Ability to work with Multiple folders in FTP / SFTP Protocol

We have come across more than one instance where Customers / Trading partners have more than one folder. And we do not have the ability to push / pull from all folders on the remote side using just one connection as the protocol relationship constrains us from doing so as we can only look at two folders.


This has been a limitation and at times has threatened the existing contracts between Customers and their Partners.

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  • Jan 9 2018
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Southern Prosthetic Supply Inc's Partner Veteran Affairs has placed the following request


Darcie – as per the email I sent you a few days ago, I need the following folders set up. I think Dan was unaware of the folder structure and was just trying to get the connection working.  

We are expecting these folders to upload to: 





We are expecting to download from these folders: 





In addition, we will archive the files we pick up if you have these folders: 





Thank you! 


Mary Ann 


Mary Ann Blumenthal 

Senior Programmer/Analyst 


At IBM Our Protocol relationship's limit the ability to access all these folders using just one connection. And, Veteran Affairs do not want to Host. And, they have other Vendors, who are hosting and can connect to multiple folders using the same connection.

What is your industry? Healthcare
What is the idea priority? High
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    June 21, 2018 18:48

    This would be good out-of-the-box functionality, for C:D as well.  We've had to create custom BPs that utilize code lists to implement this in our environment.