Integrate FTP Data in Your Informatica Cloud Instance

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FTP JDBC Driver

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Use the CData JDBC Driver for FTP with the Informatica Cloud Secure Agent to access live FTP data from Informatica Cloud.

Informatica Cloud allows you to perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) tasks in the cloud. With the Cloud Secure Agent and the CData JDBC Driver for FTP, you get live access to FTP data, directly within Informatica Cloud. In this article, we will walk through downloading and registering the Cloud Secure Agent, connecting to FTP through the JDBC Driver and generating a mapping that can be used in any Informatica Cloud process.

Informatica Cloud Secure Agent

To work with the FTP data through the JDBC Driver, install the Cloud Secure Agent.

  1. Navigate to the Administrator page in Informatica Cloud
  2. Select the Runtime Environments tab
  3. Click "Download Secure Agent"
  4. Make note of the Install Token
  5. Run the installer on the client machine and register the Cloud Secure Agent with your username and install token

NOTE: It may take some time for all of the Cloud Secure Agent services to get up and running.

Connecting to the FTP JDBC Driver

With the Cloud Secure Agent installed and running, you are ready to connect to FTP through the JDBC Driver. Start by clicking the Connections tab and clicking New Connection. Fill in the following properties for the connection:

  • Connection Name: Name your connection (i.e.: CData FTP Connection)
  • Type: Select "JDBC_IC (Informatica Cloud)"
  • Runtime Environment: Select the runtime environment where you installed the Cloud Secure Agent
  • JDBC Connection URL: Set this to the JDBC URL for FTP. Your URL will look similar to the following:

    jdbc:ftp:RemoteHost=MyFTPServer;

    FTP は、プレーンテキスト接続およびSSL/TLS 接続の両方をサポートします。FTP サーバーに接続するには、RemoteHost、User、およびPassword を指定します。SSLMode およびSSLServerCert を設定して、TSL/SSL による接続をセキュアにします。TLS/SSL を介した接続の設定について詳しくは、ヘルプドキュメントの「高度な設定」を参照してください。

    次の接続プロパティを設定し、ファイルシステムのリレーショナルビューをコントロールします。

    • RemotePath:現在の作業ディレクトリに設定。
    • TableDepth:ビューとしてレポートするサブフォルダの深度を制御するために設定。
    • FileRetrievalDepth:ファイルを再帰的に取得し、Root テーブルにリストするために設定。

    ストアドプロシージャ は、ファイル、のダウンロード、アップロード、およびプロトコルコマンドの送信に利用できます。 SQL を使用してサーバーと対話する方法の詳細については、ヘルプドキュメントの「データモデル」を参照してください。

    Built-In Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the FTP JDBC Driver. Either double-click the .jar file or execute the .jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.ftp.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

  • JDBC Jar Directory: Set this to the lib folder in the installation location for the JDBC Driver (on Windows, typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for FTP\)
  • Driver Class: Set this to cdata.jdbc.ftp.FTPDriver
  • Username: Set this to a placeholder value (since FTP does not require a username)
  • Password: Set this to a placeholder value (since FTP does not require a password)

Create a Mapping for FTP Data

With the connection to FTP configured, we can now access FTP data in any Informatica process. The steps below walk through creating a mapping for FTP to another data target.

  1. Navigate to the Data Integration page
  2. Click New.. and select Mapping from the Mappings tab
  3. Click the Source Object and in the Source tab, select the Connection and set the Source Type
  4. Click "Select" to choose the table to map
  5. In the Fields tab, select the fields from the FTP table to map
  6. Click the Target object and configure the Target source, table and fields. In the Field Mapping tab, map the source fields to the target fields.

With the mapping configured, you are ready to start integrating live FTP data with any of the supported connections in Informatica Cloud. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for FTP and start working with your live FTP data in Informatica Cloud today.