File Delivery

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Convenient File Format Options You Need

ATTOM Data’s file delivery provides data in various file types.

ASCII Delimited is used with our large data files with multiple delimiter options such as Char31 and double pipe. This means the data file has less potential to create mapping and ingestion errors when loading this data.

CSV and Excel formats are also widely used in our data solutions.

Your Choice of File Delivery Options

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File Delivery Option 1: FTP

For large data sets, file delivery can be difficult using email or download options due to the file size. Therefore, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used. It’s a long-established technology for moving files from one computer to another. The process includes a catalogue feature making it possible to resume from where it left off in case the connection is interrupted. And it has a credentialing feature to ensure only our clients are able to access the directory.

Here’s how it works:

  • A client-specific directory is created where we deploy files for pick up.
  • Our client support managers work with clients to deliver credentials to the directory, and to resolve any issues with access and transfers.
  • Clients access the directory and pick up the data file.
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File Delivery Option 2: File Download

Many of our platforms, including ATTOM List, ATTOM Data website, and the Home Disclosure API provide links for file download.

Here’s how it works:

  • Clients click the links to download from our servers to their local machine.
  • Or a client’s server will “pull” or download the file from our servers to theirs so that the end user download is supported from their domain.
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File Delivery Option 3: Email Attachment

For some solutions, like custom reports, file delivery is easier because files are simply sent to our clients as email attachments. The file size and format are readily supported by applications like Excel. These smaller-sized files are easily sent via email attachments to the client for quick access.

Here’s how it works:

  • Clients click the links to download from the email to their local machine.
  • Or a client’s server will “pull” or download the file from the email to theirs so that the end user download is supported from their domain.

Need Help Deciding Which File Delivery Option to Use?