Export to FTP


Destination Setup



Destination Name:  Give the destination a name


Destination:  Select "FTP"


FTP Server :  Type in the FTP server address


FTP Username:  Type in the FTP server user name


FTP Password:  Type in the FTP password


FTP Type: There are several types of FTP that are supported.


You can also choose whether to use passive or active mode FTP sessions.






Remote Directory:  Enter the directory, or leave blank for the root directory


Verify:  Click "Verify" to test your connection.


Certificate Settings:




You can set Certificate Settings where applicable.




You can also set Proxy Server details where required. Please make sure to contact you Network Administrator to verify if these are needed.

Output Format



Format:  Select an output format from the list. For more information about output formats and related properties, click here.



Compress (ZIP) Output:  Check this option if you want the report to be zipped before being attached to the email.  

  • For single schedules, this compresses the single report  

  • For packages, this compresses all reports into a single zip

  • Enable zip encryption if you require it


Naming Conventions



Default Naming Convention:  MARS will name the output file in the following format: reportname.fomat extension e.g. Catalog Report.pdf.


Customize the output file name:  Choose your own filename or right-click and use the Insert Function to insert a value.


Customize output extension:  Choose your own extension.  This is useful for system integration.  For example, the default extension for a character separated file is "CSV", but you can give your export an extension of "txt" so that the file can be read by another already existing system you may have.  You may also right-click and use the Insert Function to insert a value.


Append date/time:  This is useful for the following reasons

  • If the filename is the same each time, and it is being exported to the same folder each time, then it will be overwritten by the latest one each time.  By appending date and time to the filename, each file remains unique and no files are overwritten.

  • You are able to track which reports ran and when they ran by looking at what the report is named.

Choose the format you require from the list.


Deferred Delivery



Using this option, the report will be generated at the scheduled time, but will not be delivered to the specified destination until later.


PGP Encryption



Use this option to set up PGP Encryption.  If you are unsure how PGP encryption works, or which options to use, please refer to your security or system administrator.  Or visit