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1782115 - For delivering instances via the FTP Destination, does SAP BI support both Active and Passive FTP modes?


  • In SAP BI, scheduled instances can be delivered to an FTP location
  • FTP standards define both an active mode and a passive mode, allowing for communication through different firewall configurations
    • In Active mode, after the client has initiated the connection, the server initiates the data connection
    • In Passive mode, the client initiates both the initial connection and the data connection
  • Which mode is supported for use in SAP Business Intelligence Platform?



  • SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1
  • SAP Business Intelligence Platform 4.x


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1


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