I need to drop a file on an External SFTP from Marketing Cloud which I know I can do with a file transfer activity but I can only choose a pre-defined file destination. In that destination setup in Admin, I don't have a place to specify the file path for an external SFTP like I do for the SFMC Enhanced SFTP. Any ideas on how I can do this?


When you choose "External SFTP" as the location type, your Url field should have the absolute path to the ftp folder you need to access.

Example: sftp://ftp.domain.com/folderForSFMC/

You can find your folder's absolute path by viewing the folder in an FTP client and right-clicking on the folder to "Copy URL(s) to Clipboard" (that's the option in FileZilla).

  • Awesome!I"ll try that.
    – JulieHurtz
    May 20 '20 at 19:40
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    this worked. Thanks so much
    – JulieHurtz
    May 20 '20 at 20:10
  • @jake314159 I get an unspecified error on the format you specified above. I had to remove the sftp:// before the server name. Mar 29 '21 at 23:44

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