Advanced-ftp does not work when feeding filename and localFilename


I have a flow where the advanced-ftp node works when I put in the filename and localFilename in the node.

however, I leave them blank and feed the filename and localFilename using a function node, it doesn't seem to work. I could be missing something very simple here but here is my function

var local = msg.payload; var remote = "/site/invoices/"+msg.payload; var localn = "C:\\PosPlus\\Invoices\\Working\\"+local; msg.filename = remote; msg.localFilename = localn; return msg;

Error: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

But when I copy the value of the msg.filename and msg.localFilename to the node itself it works.

What am I doing wrong?

Thank you in advance, Let me know if you need more information.

Feed that into a debug node set to show Complete Message and check everything looks right. I suggest you use forward slashes rather that backslash, then you don't have to worry about escaping them. Forward slashes work fine in Windows.


That's the complete message object. I see the /r in there do you think that's the problem?

Quite possibly. If you put
msg.payload = msg.payload.trim()
at the start then I think that will remove those. Check in the debug node to see. Or do that wherever you create msg.payload earlier in the flow.

Whenever you have a problem with a node the first thing to do is to look at what you are sending it and make sure it looks right.

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That did it!! Thank you Colin!!

Will pay closer attention next time. :slight_smile:

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