On your dashboard choose Connect then select the FTP. Give the usual details (FTP server hostname or IP address, Port, Username, Password, Path and filename) and import your data directly to AnswerMiner.
You are ready to explore your data.
After you connected your database through FTP, you have to only recreate it when you would like to analyze your data.
On your dashboard in AnswerMiner click on the three dots icon on your imported dataset and choose Recreate then click OK.