Can I use a Triggered File Drop Automation with an External FTP?

Can I use a triggered file drop automation with an External sFTP?

Within Automation Studio I have the Starting Source set to File Drop and the Step One Activity as an Import Activity>ImportFile>File Location*=[MyExternalsFTP]

Will it be able to actively ‘watch’ this External sFTP locaiton for when a file appears in it?

The file drop seems a little ambiguous when selecting a directory.


No. You can only use the triggered automations on the Enhanced ExactTarget SFTP. External SFTPs can be used for File Transfers.

Source : Link , Question Author : Sir Pounce , Answer Author : Jackson Chen

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