How to resolve File Transfer Task failing when no files exist.

How to resolve File Transfer Task failing when no files exist.

If you are not sure there will be files on the remote server when you execute the package and you do not want the package to fail in that situation, then set the NoFilesFail parameter to "False". If you are converting your packages over from using the deprecated SFTP Task, then be aware that this is a new parameter. With the SFTP Task, setting the StopOnFailure parameter to "False" would accomplish the same thing. The following table makes it clear how these two parameters are used with the File Transfer Task.

NoFilesFail

StopOnFailure

Result

True

False

Task will fail if there is no file.

Task will not fail for any other errors related to the operations it’s performing.

False

False

Task will not fail if there is no file.

Task will not fail for any other errors related to the operations it’s performing.

True

True

Task will fail if there is no file.

Task will fail for any other errors related to the operations it’s performing.

False

True

Task will not fail if there is no file.

Task will fail for any other errors related to the operations it’s performing.


The NoFilesFail Property can be found by right clicking the File Transfer Task --> Choose Properties --> Under Misc grouping set 'NoFilesFail' = 'False'