FTP Operator Sample

About This Sample

This operator sample illustrates the use of the TIBCO StreamBase® operator for FTP by sending an FTP client GET command to an FTP server to retrieve a file.

Running FTPGet.sbapp in StreamBase Studio

  1. In the Project Explorer, open the sample you just loaded.

  2. Open the src/main/eventflow folder.

  3. Open the package folder (most samples contain a single package folder. Open the top-level package folder if your sample contains more than one folder).

  4. Open the named application file and click the Run button. This opens the SB Test/Debug perspective and starts the application.

    If you see red marks, wait a moment for the project in Studio to load its features.

    If red marks do not resolve themselves in a moment, select the project and right-click MavenUpdate Project from the context menu.

  5. Press F9 or click the Stop Running Application button.

  6. Observe that there is now a new file in your nodes directory. This was the file retrieved via the FTP GET command.

    Look at the manual output view for the OutputStream and view the inputTuple field to determine the locally written file.

  7. Restart the application.

    In the cmd field, enter the value FREE_FORM and click Send Data.

    Observe in the Output Streams view that the object field contains two numbers. The first is the server response code and the second is the size of the file that you just retrieved, in bytes.

  8. Experiment with different values for cmd, local, remote and the operator properties.

    If you want more functionality, be sure to change the Server hostname, Username and Password operator properties to a server to which you have write access.

Importing This Sample into StreamBase Studio

In StreamBase Studio, import this sample with the following steps:

  • From the top-level menu, select FileLoad StreamBase Sample.

  • Type ftp to narrow the list of options.

  • Select TIBCO StreamBase FTP Java operator that performs simple FTP client operations from the Data Constructs and Operators category.

  • Click OK.

StreamBase Studio creates a project for the sample.

Sample Location

When you load the sample into StreamBase Studio, Studio copies the sample project's files to your Studio workspace, which is normally part of your home directory, with full access rights.


Load this sample in StreamBase Studio, and thereafter use the Studio workspace copy of the sample to run and test it, even when running from the command prompt.

Using the workspace copy of the sample avoids permission problems. The default workspace location for this sample is:


See Default Installation Directories for the default location of studio-workspace on your system.