Importing Data into a Flow
To start importing data into your flow, you need to get familiar with the Import tasks.
They are the only tasks which don’t have any parent task, as they are the first tasks to drag onto the stage once you start building a flow.
Once any import task is opened, they have the same layout:
On the top panel of the task, you will find the task toolbar, where the undo, redo, save, compute task, export buttons are contained.
The Options tab, where you can find the source options and you can choose the files to import.
The Configuration tab, where you configure the Parsing Options and the Import Options. This panel changes according to the type of the file to import.
In the Options tab, the Source panel provides you with two different source types:
The Saved source type: it refers to the connections created in the Environment. All the filesystems can be saved, apart from the Local Filesystem, that is the machine’s memory.
The Custom source type: it allows to add a new connection to one of the supported filesystems and to use it in the current import task only.
Pages in this section:
- Saving Sources for Import and Export tasks
- Using a Custom Source in Import and Export Tasks
- Importing Data from a Microsoft Excel file
- Importing Data from a Text File
- Importing Data from a Json File
- Importing Data from an XML File
- Importing Data from a Database
- Creating datasets using the Empty Source task
- Conditionally Importing Data from Databases
- Importing Structures with Import from Task
Data that has been elaborated by an external script can also be imported into a process via the following Bridge tasks:
Structures can be imported into a process via Import from Task.