Upload Dyknow SIS Data Import Files to FTP Folder



FTP software enables Dyknow Administrators to manually upload their Dyknow SIS Data Import Files to the Dyknow FTP folder for import into Dyknow throughout the year. FTP – or File Transfer Protocol – is simply a tool for moving files online, to and from servers.

DyKnow Administrators connect to Dyknow’s FTP server via an FTP client (like FileZilla). Once the connection is established, data files within your Dyknow FTP folder will automatically be validated, processed and imported by Dyknow.

This document is a resource for Dyknow Administrators to understand:



Follow the steps below to upload Dyknow SIS Data Import Files into the DyKnow FTP folder using FTP client FileZilla.

1. Open FileZilla. Double click on the FileZilla icon on your computer desktop or within your File Explorer.


2. Click the arrow next to the server icon to access the list of Sites available in the Site Manager.


3. Within the Site Manager picklist, click DyKnow to open your DyKnow site.


4. The main FileZilla window will populate with your DyKnow site details. Find the Local site column and use the local pane directory to bring into view the DyKnow SIS Data Import Files that need to be uploaded to the DyKnow FTP folder.


5. Locate the Remote site Use the remote pane directory to identify the desired target folder – upload – on the DyKnow FTP server.


6. To upload the required DyKnow SIS Data Import Files from your local site to the DyKnow FTP folder, find and select your respective DyKnow SIS Data Import Files and drag them from the local pane to the remote pane’s upload folder. Or simply right click on the files to be uploaded from the local pane directory and then click Upload.

7. You’ll notice the files will appear in the remote pane. They’ll also be added to the list of Queued Files, at the bottom of the FileZilla window. Depending on the transfer results, these files in queue will move to either the Failed Transfers list or the Successful Transfers list shortly thereafter.


8. Verify a successful transfer in the Status section at the top of the FileZilla window. (There may be several Status: ) A successful upload will display your uploaded file names as “successful.”


Next step? Process DyKnow SIS Data Import Files with Import Manager

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