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Weekly Export

We would like to have our Weekly Data Export zip file placed on an FTP server so we can pick it up for download automatically by monitoring the path. Please let me if this is possible.


Thanks, Dave


Ritesh AswaneyRitesh Aswaney

One possible solution could be via the Apex Dataloader, a client utility which connects to your org via the Webservices API and provides Data Operations.


DataLoader is written in java and therefore is portable across several OS platforms. It is able to run command line using a couple of config files. You could therefore schedule the bat or sh file which invokes dataloader command-line using an OS Scheduler such as CRON or Windows Task Manager.


This process could extract the data, which is written to your file system as CSV files. You could then ftp these to your ftp server as part of the same sh or bat script.