Locating SFTP Files (SFTP Folders)

Once read-only SFTP User Access is provisioned, SFTP folders and files may be viewed and/or downloaded by:

  • Selecting Database on the top navigation bar and selecting SFTP Explorer


  • Connecting through a client that supports the SFTP protocol, such as WinSCP or FileZilla

The SFTP folder contains an incoming and outgoing folder. Slate queries automatically export to the outgoing folder.

Note: In the test environment, the SFTP incoming folder is created when Slate picks up files for import. Until then, the folder will not appear in the SFTP Explorer.


By default, the SFTP Explorer will show up to 500 files within a given directory, and it is not possible to change this setting. The 500 file limit only applies to what is shown on the screen, so it can still search a directory that contains more than 500 files, and you will see up to 500 matching results. Also, Slate does not delete files when you hit a certain number of files. Instead, files older than 30 days may be removed from the SFTP servers at any time, as the SFTP servers are intended for file delivery only and not for permanent data storage.

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