Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Delete File on FTp Site

Delete File on FTp Site

Delete File on FTp Site

Does any one have the general code using the ActiveX script task to delete a file from an FTP site?

RE: Delete File on FTp Site

This is what we do to delete files from an FTP site:

First write a script file using ActiveX:


'  Visual Basic ActiveX Script

Function Main()
    Dim oFSO,  oFile

'     Delete file from FTP server.  
    set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    set oFile = oFSO.CreateTextFile("c:\ftp_remove_file.txt", true)
    oFile.writeline "lcd c:\"
    oFile.writeline "open xxx.xxx.x.xx"
    oFile.writeline "login_name"
    oFile.writeline "password"
    oFile.writeline "cd /download"
    oFile.writeline "del somefile.txt"
    oFile.writeline "quit"
    set oFile = nothing
    set oFSO = nothing

    Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success
End Function

Then use an Execute Process task to run the script:


Win32 process:  ftp.exe
Parameters:    -i -s:c:\ftp_remove_file.txt

I hope that helps! smile

RE: Delete File on FTp Site

Thanks that was very helpfully for me too.

RE: Delete File on FTp Site

You are welcome! Glad to hear it. smile

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close