Generic FTP Option
In addition to a wide variety of third party options that you can run an Activation through, it is also possible to simply create a Generic FTP Upload for you to use as you see fit. This will convert the Audiences and/or Calculated Attributes you attach to it into a .csv file on your server, and can be customized to a degree.
As with a normal Activation, you will need to input some basic data to create the activation - a name, an (optional) description, and a Person Identifier, selected from a short list.
This section, uniquely, is as much configuration as server information.
Path: A full URL for the location on the FTP-server where you wish the file to be stored.
File Name: The name of the created file. Defaults to CustomerID+Timestamp if left empty.
Username and Password: Login-details for the FTP-server.
Delimiter: The character separator used in the created file. Defaults to , - so if you require something different for the further treatment of the data, make sure to change it here.
Create Header: A drop-down selector where you can set this to True or False. If set to True, as is the Default, the CSV-file will have a header showing the names of the relevant Audiences/Attributes.
Here, you select how often you wish the data to be uploaded, and when to start.
Add Audience & Calculated Attributes
Your selection here is what ultimately becomes the contents of the CSV-file that will be created by the system. You can select as many as you'd like, of both types.
When finished, simply click Save to finalize the Activation setup.