Sampling Flat File in OWB Fails With API2836: Directory /<directory_name> does not exist (Doc ID 555443.1)

Last updated on MAY 09, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Warehouse Builder - Version 10.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The OWB Design Center is running on your local PC and your flat files (data source files) are NOT local. They are located on the server machine where the database reside.
While creating the File Location, you choose Location Type as FTP.
While trying to sample the flat files from the server you get the following error:

API2836: Directory /<directory_name> does not exist

Solution

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